The Way Into the Varieties of Jewishness

The Way Into the Varieties of Jewishness

by Sylvia Barack Fishman
     
 

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An accessible introduction to the many ways Jews understand Jewishness and identify themselves and their communities—throughout history and today.

For everyone who wants to understand the varieties of Jewish identity, its boundaries and inclusions, this book explores the

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An accessible introduction to the many ways Jews understand Jewishness and identify themselves and their communities—throughout history and today.

For everyone who wants to understand the varieties of Jewish identity, its boundaries and inclusions, this book explores the religious and historical understanding of what it has meant to be Jewish from ancient times to the present controversy over “Who is a Jew?” Beginning with the biblical period, it takes readers era by era through Jewish history to reveal who the Jewish community included and excluded, and discusses the fascinating range of historical conflicts that Jews have dealt with internally. It provides an understanding of how the Jewish people and faith developed, and of what the major religious differences are among Jewish movements today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580236768
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Series:
Way Into ...
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,084,986
File size:
936 KB

Meet the Author

Sylvia Barack Fishman, PhD, a well-known author of many articles and books including Double or Nothing? Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage and Jewish Life and American Culture, is professor of contemporary Jewish life at Brandeis University, and codirector of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. She speaks frequently at temples and Jewish communal events as well as at academic conferences.

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