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|Introduction to the New Edition|
|Introduction to the First Edition|
|The Saga of the Jew|
|I||A Road Map of Jewish Community, Past and Present||1|
|II||The Way to God: A Life of Torah||33|
|III||Rituals and Customs: The Warmth of Tradition||63|
|IV||Basic Jewish Beliefs: "God, Torah, Israel"||101|
|V||Making Hard Decisions: A Guide to the Moral Landscape||129|
|VI||The Shape of Sacred Space: Jewish Homes and Homeland||163|
|VII||The Shape of Sacred Time: Festivals and Fasts||197|
|VIII||Growing Up and Growing Old: The Shape of a Jewish Life||231|
|IX||Judaism and Christianity: The Double Helix of Western History||267|
Posted January 28, 2001
This book is a well written and easy to understand.It is a good source for understanding what Judaism is without overwhelming the reader with a lot of information. However, I believe at points over-simplifies the topics presented and has a tendancy to present a lot of infomation without giving much detail.I would recommend this book as a good starting point for learning about Judaism but I do feel other books on the topic do just as well, if not a better job.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 1, 2000
I've read several other books to learn more about Judaism but none of them come nearly as close as this! I found it to be the greatest resource book written at the most basic level or, Judaism 101. One or two charts/maps of Europe/Asia showing where the Ashkenazim and Sephardic Jews were from would be great in the next edition. Regardless, it's great!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 4, 2010
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