Judaism: The Basics by Jacob NeusnerJudaism: The Basics by Jacob Neusner

Judaism: The Basics

byJacob NeusnerEditorJacob Neusner

Paperback | September 19, 2006

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The oldest of the world's major faiths, Judaism as practiced today represents a tradition that goes back nearly 6,000 years. Accessible and wide-ranging,Judaism: The Basicsis a must-have resource covering the stories, beliefs and expressions of that tradition.

Key topics covered include:

  • the Torah
  • Israel ' the state and its people
  • Passover
  • Reform Judaism, Orthodox Judaism and Zionism
  • the impact of the Holocaust.

With a glossary of terms and extensive suggestions for further reading,Judaism: The Basicsis an essential guide through the rich intricacies of the Jewish faith and people.

Jacob Neusnerwas the Research Professor of Theology at Bard College and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard. He was also a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, in England. He published more than 900 books and unnumbered articles and was ...
Title:Judaism: The BasicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 19, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415401763

ISBN - 13:9780415401760


Table of Contents

Introduction: Defining a Religion and Judaism in Particular  1. Defining Judaism through Stories  2. Who and What is Israel? The Community of Judaism and Passover  3. The Israelite Before God and the Days of Awe  4. The Individual Israelite and Israel in History: The Huppah, the Covenant of Abraham, Eating Lunch  5. The Purpose of the Law, the Ten Commandments, the Sabbath  6. God is One, Merciful and Just  7. The Formation of Normative Judaism  8. The Articulation of Normative Judaism  9. Reform, Orthodox and Conservative Judaisms, Zionism  10. The Holocaust and How Judaism Speaks Today