A concise encyclopedia of Judaism

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Oneworld, Nov 25, 1998 - Religion - 237 pages
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Written with clarity and authority by an expert in the field, this new encyclopedia offers an in-depth study of all facets of this rich tradition. Combining breadth with a readable yet concise style, the author has produced a comprehensive volume that is balanced and accessible. It features a complete historical survey of Judaism, and covers figures from Cain to Chagall, topics from fasting to euthanasia, and locations from the Garden of Eden to the Wailing Wall. Dan Cohn-Sherbok's Concise Encyclopedia of Judaism is a lucid and invaluable addition to the library of students and anyone interested in the Jewish faith past and present.

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About the author (1998)

Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University (UK) and an honorary doctorate in divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has written numerous books, including The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica and Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers. He is currently Professor of Judaism at the University of Wales, Lampeter, Wales. Previous books include The Crucified Jew: Twenty Centuries of Christian Anti-Semitism and God and the Holocaust.

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