These are the Words: A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life

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Jewish Lights, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 271 pages
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"Judaism itself is a language, a group's way of expressing beliefs, longings, aspirations and dreams. The vocabulary of Jewish life is the framework used to hand the past on to children. It is also the vocabulary that people of other faiths need to know to understand Judaism and Jewish life." "In this book, Jews and non-Jews alike can learn more about the meaning, history and origin of the core Hebrew words that are shared and understood throughout the Jewish world and why it is important for people to know and use these words in Hebrew. From Adonai ("My Lord") to zekhut ("merit"), these are the words that constitute the basic vocabulary of Jewish communal and religious identity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Arthur Green does a good job of putting some of the more important words and concepts of Judaism before Jews and non-Jews alike. You don't need any prior knowledge to benefit and enjoy this work. The ... Read full review

These Are the Words: A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life

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This book attempts to explain some of the most essential ideas, concepts, and terms that form a basic vocabulary of Judaism and Jewish identity. In readable, entertaining prose, Green (Jewish thought ... Read full review



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Arthur (Avraham Yitzhak) Green is Lown Professor of Jewish Thought at Brandeis University and former President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia.

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