An Introduction to Judaism
This book offers a full and lucid account of Judaism and the Jewish people. Written for Jews and non-Jews alike, be they students, teachers, or general interested readers, the book brings out the extraordinary richness and variety of Judaism: its historical depth, and the vigour and endurance of its traditions--in the home, in the synagogue, in its literature, in individual and community life. It contains illustrative tables and maps, a full glossary, chronology, bibliography and index. This is a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to a major world culture.
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Focusing on Jewish rituals and practices, this volume provides a solid foundation for the study of contemporary Judaism. Chapters can be read in any order and cover demographics, Jewish books, home ... Read full review
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