9780754823568

The Illustrated Guide to Judaism: A Comprehensive History of Jewish Religion and Philosophy, Its Traditions and Practices, Magnificently Illustrated With over 500 Photographs and Paint

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754823568

  • ISBN10:

    0754823563

  • Edition: Illus.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-01-07
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

This is a comprehensive history of Jewish religion and philosophy, its traditions and practices, magnificently illustrated with over 500 photographs and paintings. It is an in-depth introduction to the religion and its rich cultural and spiritual heritage. It describes the different aspects of Orthodox and Reform, and of mysticism and kabbalah. This book highlights biblical teaching and traces its development across the centuries from earliest and rabbinic times to the present day. It presents all the festivals of the year, such as Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Purim and Passover. It covers teachings about rites of passage including marriage, bar and bat mitzvahs. Blending authoritative information with superb pictures of Jewish life and culture, this book brings together a vast amount of knowledge for students and general readers. For nearly 4,000 years, Judaism has been a living monotheistic faith. This book offers an account of the faith, its core beliefs and practices, and the way of life of Jewish people today. The book is divided into three sections: Jewish Traditions covers the history of Jews from the biblical period to the present; Jewish Belief introduces the reader to the concept of God and his relationship with Israel as the chosen people; and Jewish Practice embraces all aspects of worship and personal piety. This comprehensive picture of Jewish life, thought and heritage, with its 500 stunning illustrations, is a fascinating reference guide to every aspect of this complex religion.

An in-depth introduction to the religion and its rich

cultural and spiritual heritage

Describes the different aspects of Orthodox and

Reform, and of mysticism and kabbalah

The book highlights biblical teaching and traces its

development across the centuries from earliest and

rabbinic times to the present day

Presents all the festivals of the year, such as Yom

Kippur, Hanukkah, Purim and Passover

Covers teachings about rites of passage including

marriage, bar and bat mitzvahs

Blending authoritative information with superb pictures

of Jewish life and culture, this book brings together a vast

amount of knowledge for students and general readers

Author Biography

Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok is a Reform rabbi, a Jewish theologian, and a world-famous authority on Judaism. He is Professor Emeritus of Judaism at the University of Wales; Visiting Professor at St Mary's UniversityCollege, London and YorkSt JohnUniversity; and Visiting Research Fellow at HeythropCollege, University of London. He holds a PhD in philosophy from CambridgeUniversity and an honorary doctorate in divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York.

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