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The Jewish religion : a companion

Author: Louis Jacobs
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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How do Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism differ? Is caviar kosher? Who was Maimonides? What is current Jewish thought on Jesus, sex, abortion, feminism, and capital punishment? Spanning from biblical times to the present, The Jewish Religion offers a goldmine of information on Jewish belief and practice, wisdom and culture, history and tradition. Sweeping in scope and based on impeccable scholarship, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference sources
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Named Person: Wörterbuch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Jacobs
ISBN: 0198264631 9780198264637
OCLC Number: 31938398
Notes: Contains 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 present day, customs, traditions, and Jewish ideas on subjects as diverse as dance, vegetarianism, and eternity.
Description: 641 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Louis Jacobs.
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