Judaism - an Introduction: Teach Yourself (Teach Yourself - General)

Judaism - an Introduction: Teach Yourself (Teach Yourself - General)

By: C.M. Hoffman (author)Paperback

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This book is a concise guide to the history, beliefs and practices of this major world faith. Covering all the key aspects of Judaism, including the impact of the Holocaust and the significance of Israel on Jewish self-understanding, gain real insight into what it means to be Jewish today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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About Author

C.M. HOFFMAN is a lecturer in religious studies and the author of several books on Judaism. JONATHAN GORSKY is the consultant for this book. He is an Orthodox Jew and the educational advisor for the Council of Christians and Jews.

Contents

1. Approaching Judaism 2. The roots of belief and practice - the Bible 3. The chain of tradition - the Talmud 4. Orthodox Judaism 5. Non-Orthodox Judaism 6. Food laws 7. Life and death matters 8. Jewish education 9. Marriage 10. Prayer 11. The Synagogue 12. The Sabbath 13. The rhythm of the year - festivals and fasts 14. The pilgrim festivals 15. The New Year and the Day of Atonement 16. The Holocaust 17. Israel Taking it further

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/05/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781444103489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781444103489
  • weight: 366
  • ISBN10: 1444103482

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