Essential Judaism Updated Edition

Essential Judaism  Updated Edition
Author: George Robinson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 1501117750
ISBN 13: 9781501117756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Judaism Updated Edition Book Review:

You’ll find everything you need to know about being Jewish in this indispensable, revised and updated guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices, philosophical beliefs, and historical foundations of Judaism. What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish? With the first edition of Essential Judaism, George Robinson offered the world the accessible compendium that he sought when he rediscovered his Jewish identity as an adult. In his “ambitious and all-inclusive” (New York Times Book Review) guide, Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage and lays out many fascinating aspects of the religion—the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and much more—while keeping a firm focus on the different paths to living a good Jewish life in today’s world. Now, a decade and a half later, Robinson has updated this valuable introductory text with information on topics including denominational shifts, same-sex marriage, the intermarriage debate, transgender Jews, the growth of anti-Semitism, and the changing role of women in worship, along with many other hotly debated topics in the contemporary Jewish world and beyond. The perfect gift for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or anyone thinking about conversion—this is the ultimate companion for anyone interested in learning more about Judaism, the kind of book its readers will revisit over and over for years to come.

Essential Torah

Essential Torah
Author: George Robinson
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2008-12-17
ISBN 10: 0307484378
ISBN 13: 9780307484376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Torah Book Review:

Whether you are thinking about studying the Bible for the first time or you’re simply curious about its history and contents, you will find everything you need in Essential Torah. George Robinson, author of the acclaimed Essential Judaism, begins by recounting the various theories of the origins of the Torah and goes on to explain its importance as the core element in Jewish belief and practice. He discusses the basics of Jewish theology and Jewish history as they are derived from the Torah, and he outlines how the Dead Sea Scrolls and other archaeological discoveries have enhanced our understanding of the Bible. He introduces us to the vast literature of biblical commentary, chronicles the evolution of the Torah’s place in the synagogue service, offers an illuminating discussion of women and the Bible, and provides a study guide as a companion for individual or group Bible study. In the book’s centerpiece, Robinson summarizes all fifty-four portions that make up the Torah and gives us a brilliant distillation of two thousand years of biblical commentaries–from the rabbis of the Mishnah and the Talmud to medieval commentators such as Rashi, Maimonides, and ibn Ezra to contemporary scholars such as Nahum Sarna, Nechama Leibowitz, Robert Alter, and Everett Fox. This extraordinary volume–which includes a listing of the Torah reading cycles, a Bible time line, glossaries of terms and biblical commentators, and a bibliography–will stand as the essential sourcebook on the Torah for years to come.

Basic Judaism

Basic Judaism
Author: Milton Steinberg,Harcourt, Brace & World
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1947
ISBN 10: 9780156106986
ISBN 13: 0156106981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Judaism Book Review:

A rabbi introduces Gentiles to the origins, doctrines, traditions, practices, laws, institutions, and beliefs of the Jewish religion

Essential Essays on Judaism

Essential Essays on Judaism
Author: Eliezer Berkovits
Publsiher: Shalem Press
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9789657052037
ISBN 13: 9657052033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Essays on Judaism Book Review:

The essay "Faith after the Holocaust" (pp. 315-332) is an excerpt from his book "Faith after the Holocaust" (New York: Ktav, 1973).

Judaism and Christianity their intimate relation and essential difference In reply to a Paper in the Free Church Magazine With an Appendix containing extracts from Dr Erskine s dissertation on the nature of the Sinai Covenant

Judaism and Christianity  their intimate relation and essential difference  In reply to a Paper in the Free Church Magazine  With an Appendix containing extracts from Dr  Erskine s dissertation on the nature of the Sinai Covenant
Author: James Alexander Haldane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1849
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0023445034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism and Christianity their intimate relation and essential difference In reply to a Paper in the Free Church Magazine With an Appendix containing extracts from Dr Erskine s dissertation on the nature of the Sinai Covenant Book Review:

Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi
Author: Rose, Or N.,Miles-Yepez, Netanel
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-05-20
ISBN 10: 1608338274
ISBN 13: 9781608338276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi Book Review:

"Essential teachings of Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, one of the most creative and influential Jewish spiritual teachers in the late twentieth-century"--

Dynamic Judaism

Dynamic Judaism
Author: Mordecai Menahem Kaplan
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 263
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015015346573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thinking about God

Thinking about God
Author: Kari H. Tuling
Publsiher: JPS Essential Judaism
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0827613016
ISBN 13: 9780827613010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking about God Book Review:

Investigating how Jewish thinkers from the biblical to the postmodern era have approached questions about God and highlighting interplays between texts over time, Rabbi Kari H. Tuling elucidates many compelling--and contrasting--ways to think about God in Jewish tradition.

Thinking about the Torah

Thinking about the Torah
Author: Kenneth Seeskin
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-11
ISBN 10: 0827612621
ISBN 13: 9780827612624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking about the Torah Book Review:

The Bible is an enduring source of inspiration for the human heart and mind, and readers of Thinking about the Torah will be rewarded with an enhanced understanding of this great work’s deeper meanings. Drawing on Western philosophy and particularly Jewish philosophy, Kenneth Seeskin delves into ten core biblical verses and the powerful ideas that emerge from them. He speaks to readers on every page and invites conversation about topics central to human existence: how finite beings can relate to the infinite, what love is, the role of ethics in religion, and the meaning of holiness. Seeskin raises questions we all ask and responds to them with curiosity and compassion, weaving into his own perceptive commentary insights from great Jewish thinkers such as Maimonides, Spinoza, Buber, Rosenzweig, and Levinas, as well as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Luther, Kant, and Kierkegaard. The Bible is concerned with how we think as well as how we follow the commandments, rituals, and customs. Seeskin inspires us to read the Torah with an open mind and think about the lessons it teaches us.

Understanding Judaism

Understanding Judaism
Author: Mordechai Katz
Publsiher: Mesorah Publications
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781578195176
ISBN 13: 1578195179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Judaism Book Review:

What does the Torah say that makes it relevant to today? How can we understand the mitzvos? Why should I believe? Why be Jewish? What does a Jew have to do? Is science an enemy of Judaism?JEP has answers. For decades, the Jewish Education Prog

The Essential Torah Temimah Shemoth

The Essential Torah Temimah  Shemoth
Author: Baruch Epstein (ha-Levi)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105002351836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Judaism at the World s Parliament of Religions

Judaism at the World s Parliament of Religions
Author: Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124423703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Judaism for Everyone

Judaism for Everyone
Author: Shmuley Boteach
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN 10: 1458760324
ISBN 13: 9781458760326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism for Everyone Book Review:

The outspoken author of the best-selling Kosher Sex turns his energy and erudition to the core teachings of Judaism itself, presenting the Jewish faith as a source of inspiration and meaning to people of all religions....

Justice for All

Justice for All
Author: Jeremiah Unterman
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-03
ISBN 10: 0827612702
ISBN 13: 9780827612709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice for All Book Review:

"Demonstrates how the Jewish Bible radically changed the course of ethical thought and as a result has had enormous influence on later Jewish thought and law, as well as on Christianity and the development of modern Western civilization"--

The Essential Torah

The Essential Torah
Author: Norbert Weinberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000113183887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Judaism

Judaism
Author: Daniel Boyarin
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-10-22
ISBN 10: 0813572649
ISBN 13: 9780813572642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism Book Review:

Judaism makes the bold argument that the very concept of a religion of ‘Judaism’ is an invention of the Christian church. The intellectual journey of world-renowned Talmud scholar Daniel Boyarin, this book will change the study of “Judaism”—an essential key word in Jewish Studies—as we understand it today. Boyarin argues that although the world treats the word “Judaism” as appropriate for naming an alleged religion of the Jews, it is in fact a Christian theological concept only adopted by Jews with the coming of modernity and the adoption of Christian languages.

Essential Judaism in a Nutshell

Essential Judaism in a Nutshell
Author: Ronald H. Isaacs
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780881258370
ISBN 13: 0881258377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arguing about Judaism

Arguing about Judaism
Author: Peter Cave,Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-04-17
ISBN 10: 1000045080
ISBN 13: 9781000045086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arguing about Judaism Book Review:

Arguing about Judaism differs from other introductions to Judaism. It is unique, not solely in its engaging dialogues between a Reform rabbi and a humanist, atheist philosopher, but also in its presentation of and challenges to the fundamental religious beliefs of the Jewish heritage and their relevance to today’s Jewish community. The dialogues contain both Jewish narratives and philosophical responses, with topics ranging from the nature of God to controversies over sexual relations, animal welfare and the environment — from antisemitism to the state of Israel and Zionism. Although the rabbi and philosopher argue strongly, clearly enjoying the cut and thrust of debate, they do so with sensitivity, charm and respect, revealing the rich intricacies of the Jewish religion and contemporary Jewish life. While essential reading for those studying Judaism and Jewish history, the book aims to stimulate debate more generally amongst Jews and non-Jews, the religious and the atheist — all those with a general interest in religion and philosophy.

Choosing a Jewish Life Revised and Updated

Choosing a Jewish Life  Revised and Updated
Author: Anita Diamant
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN 10: 0805212191
ISBN 13: 9780805212198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choosing a Jewish Life Revised and Updated Book Review:

"As a rabbi and a convert, I appreciate this book deeply for its sensitivity to the complex feelings of those who are exploring paths to becoming Jewish, and for the deep love of Judaism it conveys. I will give it to every interfaith couple, and recommend that they give it to their parents. It is wonderful! " --Rachel Cowan, co-author of Mixed Blessings In the same knowledgeable, reassuring, and respectful style that has made her one of the most admired writers of guides to Jewish practices and rituals, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Married to a convert herself, Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion, and offers practical guidance toward creating a Jewish identity. Here you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew name; how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas; what happens at the mikvah (the ritual bath) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for those already circumcised); how to find your footing in a new spiritual family that is not always well prepared to receive you; and how not to lose your bonds to your family of origin. Sensitive, sympathetic, and insightful, Choosing a Jewish Life provides everything necessary to make conversion a joyful and spiritually meaningful experience.

The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law

The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law
Author: Christine Hayes
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN 10: 1107036151
ISBN 13: 9781107036154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law Book Review:

The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law provides a conceptual and historical account of the Jewish understanding of law.