The Jewish Religion: A Companion

Hardcover | September 1, 1995

byLouis Jacobs

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This is a unique, personal testimony and companion to the Jewish religion, in which the reader will find a wealth of information on just about every aspect of Jewish belief and practice, both ancient and modern - from personalities in the Bible to Jewish thinkers and writers of the presentday, customs, traditions, and Jewish ideas on subjects as diverse as dance, vegetarianism, and eternity. The book offers a riveting and invaluable repository of information for anyone, both Jew and non-Jew, wanting to learn more about the incredibly rich and diverse heritage of the Jewishreligion.

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Spanning from biblical times to the present, The Jewish Religion offers a gold mine of information on Jewish belief and practice, wisdom and culture, history and tradition. Sweeping in scope and based on impeccable scholarship, this volume's 750 alphabetical entries range from Aaron to Zweifel to illuminate virtually every facet of the...

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This is a unique, personal testimony and companion to the Jewish religion, in which the reader will find a wealth of information on just about every aspect of Jewish belief and practice, both ancient and modern - from personalities in the Bible to Jewish thinkers and writers of the presentday, customs, traditions, and Jewish ideas on s...

Louis Jacobs is a distinguished Rabbi at the New London Synagogue. His teaching career spans both sides of the Atlantic - as visiting Professor at Lancaster University since 1988 and from 1986 at Harvard University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:646 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.65 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198264631

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Spanning from biblical times to the present, The Jewish Religion offers a gold mine of information on Jewish belief and practice, wisdom and culture, history and tradition. Sweeping in scope and based on impeccable scholarship, this volume's 750 alphabetical entries range from Aaron to Zweifel to illuminate virtually every facet of the Jewish heritage

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`Louis Jacobs presented his material in a distinctively subjective way. The entries contain very instructive data on just every aspect of Jewish belief and practice...this companion has become a first rank literary creation, showing its eminent usefulness as a work of reference.'Journal for the Study of Judaism