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Judaism : a very short introduction

Author: Norman Solomon
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Very short introductions, 11.
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Traces the history of Judaism, discussing how the religion has changed throughout history.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Solomon
ISBN: 0192853902 9780192853905
OCLC Number: 59669494
Notes: Originally published: 1996.
Description: 150 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Who are the Jews? --
How did Judaism and Christianity split up? --
How did Judaism develop? --
The calendar and festivals --
The spiritual life : prayer, meditation, Torah --
Making a Jewish home --
Out of the ghetto, into the whirlwind --
Twentieth-century Judaism --
'Eternal law, ' changing times --
Appendix A : the thirteen principles of the faith, as formulated by Maimonides --
Appendix B : the 'Philadelphia Platform' of Reform Judaism.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 11.
Responsibility: Norman Solomon.
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Presents an introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. This book outlines the basics of practical Judaism - its festivals, prayers, and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the  Read more...

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