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An Introduction to Judaism

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780521735049

ISBN10:
0521735041
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/25/2010
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press

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Summary

In this new edition contemporary Judaism is presented in all its rich diversity, including both traditional and modern theologies as well as secular forms of Jewish identity. While the focus of the book is on developments that have taken place in the past two hundred years, they are set against a historical background, going back to the Bible. Beginning with a description of the Jewish people as it exists in today's world, it studies the unique concept of Jewish peoplehood and its survival over the centuries in the face of many challenges. An account of the key texts is followed by studies of the different interpretations of the religion, and the ways that life is lived out both in the home and in the community. Jewish theology is described both historically and in terms of contemporary issues. An important and distinctive section considers the goals of Jewish life and faith.

Table of Contents

List of tables, List of illustrations
Preface
Chronology
Map of the Jewish world in 1930
Map of the Jewish world in the 2000s
The Jews in the world
The Jewish people and its past
Jewish books
The Jewish religion
The family
The community
God and the Jewish people
Objectives
Judaism and the future
Glossary
Further reading
Index
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