Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism (Google eBook)

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Paulist Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Religion - 480 pages
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An updated edition of the comprehensive introduction to the Jewish faith discusses the holy days of the Jewish year, and the daily observances and beliefs of Judaism. Original.
  

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Covers a lot of topics, and even if briefly, it is a very good survey. It's a book that's exactly what you'd expect: an introduction. It does a good job at doing just that. Read full review

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Covers a lot of topics, and even if briefly, it is a very good survey. It's a book that's exactly what you'd expect: an introduction. It does a good job at doing just that. Read full review

Contents

WHAT IS A JEW?
3
TORAH
15
GOD
37
ISRAEL
53
THE SERVICE OF GOD
79
JEWISH WORSHIP
99
THE WORLD TO COME
110
SHABBAT
124
JEWS IN THE MIDDLE AGES
233
THE GOLDEN AGE OF SPAIN AND MEDIEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHY
252
MYSTICISM
271
JEWISH LIFE IN EASTERN EUROPE
287
THE ROAD TO MODERNITY
313
THE THREE MOVEMENTS OF MODERN JUDAISM
336
ANTISEMITISM AND HOLOCAUST
358
ZIONISM AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL
380

THE HOLY DAYS SIN AND ATONEMENT
137
PASSOVER
153
OTHER SACRED DAYS
170
JUDAISM IN THE FIRST CENTURY
185
70 cETHE TURNING POINT
207
RABBINIC LITERATURE
221
THE JEWS OF AMERICA
407
THE PRESENT AND FUTURE
428
Glossary
441
Bibliography
459
Index
471
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Wylen, author and teacher, is the rabbi of Temple Beth Tikvah in Wayne, New Jersey.

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