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Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
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JUDAISM: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY SOLOMON, NORMAN (MEMBER OF WOLFSON COLLEGE, OXFORD, AND THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND RESEARCH UNIT IN HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES.)

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ISBN
9780199687350
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
DEC 2014

DESCRIPTION

Normon Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. Demonstrating the diverse nature and ethnic origin of those with the Jewish faith, Solomon explores how the Jewish religion has developed in the 2,000 years since the days of the Bible. This Very Short Introduction starts by outlining the basics of practical Judaism - its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects - and goes on to consider how Judaism has responded to, and dealt with, a number of key issues and debates, including the impact of the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel. In this new edition, Solomon considers issues of contemporary Judaism in the twenty first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

CONTENTS

Introduction ; 1. Who are the Jews ; 2. How did Judaism and Christianity split up? ; 3. How did Judaism develop? ; 4. The calendar and festivals ; 5. The spiritual life - prayer, meditation, Torah ; 6. Making a Jewish home ; 7. Out of the ghetto, into the whirlwind ; 8. Judaism Today ; 9. 'Eternal law', changing times ; Further reading ; Index