Arthur Kurzweil is known as America's foremost Jewish genealogist. He is a teacher, a lecturer, and the author of several books including Kabbalah For Dummies.
The Torah For Dummiesby Arthur Kurzweil
The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised in the/b>
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An easy-to-understand introduction to Judaism's most sacred text
The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised in the Jewish religious tradition. Christians who want to know more about the Jewish roots of Christianity need to understand the Torah, as do followers of Islamic tradition and those interested in the roots of Abrahamic faiths. The Torah For Dummies explains the history of the Torah, its structure and major principles, and how the Torah affects the daily lives of people who follow the Jewish way of life.
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Tells you everything you could possibly want to know about the Torah l
As someone who's looking for the real deal when studying something seriously but at the same time needs a solid fundamental foundation I was a bit hesitant about buying this book. I have to report that Arthur Kurzweil (the author) did an amazing job. He starts out with defining basic terms and phrases present throughout his book, and then discusses the 5 Books of Moses in a manner in which he doesn't only retell the "story" but takes the time to discuss interpretations of the Torah and associates them with general concepts about Judaism. If you're someone who needs to get the basics down about the Torah but doesn't mind getting a "little" extra, this is for you. Very useful book!