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Teach Yourself Judaism / Edition 3
     

Teach Yourself Judaism / Edition 3

by CM Hoffman, Gorsky Jonathan
 

ISBN-10: 0071602577

ISBN-13: 9780071602570

Pub. Date: 10/21/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Discover Judaism and its role in our world

Teach Yourself Judaism is a comprehensive guide to the Jewish faith. Delving into the roots and development of Judaism and considering the practicalities of pursuing a Jewish way of life, this book will ensure you soon have a thorough understanding of the beliefs and practices of this major world religion. From

Overview

Discover Judaism and its role in our world

Teach Yourself Judaism is a comprehensive guide to the Jewish faith. Delving into the roots and development of Judaism and considering the practicalities of pursuing a Jewish way of life, this book will ensure you soon have a thorough understanding of the beliefs and practices of this major world religion. From the principles behind significant traditions and rituals to the impact of the Holocaust and the state of Israel on Jewish self-understanding, this book is a fascinating read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071602570
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Series:
Teach Yourself: Philosophy & Religion Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Approaching Judaism
2. The roots of belief and practice - the Bible
3. The chain of tradition - the Talmud
4. Orthodox Judaism
5. Non-Orthodox Judaism
6. Food laws
7. Life and death matters
8. Jewish education
9. Marriage
10. Prayer
11. The Synagogue
12. The Sabbath
13. The rhythm of the year - festivals and fasts
14. The pilgrim festivals
15. The New Year and the Day of Atonement
16. The Holocaust
17. Israel
Taking it further
Glossary

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