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 Judaism

Essential Judaism
Author: George Robinson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781439117521
ISBN 13: 1439117527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Judaism Book Review:

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? A landmark reference, here is an indispensable one-volume guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices, philosophical beliefs, and historical foundations of Judaism -- everything you need to know about being Jewish. In Essential Judaism, George Robinson has created the accessible compendium that he sought when he rediscovered his Jewish roots as an adult. Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage, and lays out many fascinating aspects of Judaism -- the Kabbalah, 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.

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 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.

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).

Essential Papers on Judaism and Christianity in Conflict

Essential Papers on Judaism and Christianity in Conflict
Author: Jeremy Cohen
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 1991-03-01
ISBN 10: 0814714439
ISBN 13: 9780814714430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thinking about God

Thinking about God
Author: Maureen Harrison
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 0827618468
ISBN 13: 9780827618466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Basic Beliefs of Judaism

The Basic Beliefs of Judaism
Author: Lawrence J. Epstein
Publsiher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-08-22
ISBN 10: 0765709708
ISBN 13: 9780765709707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Basic Beliefs of Judaism Book Review:

The Basic Beliefs of Judaism gives an updated overview of the belief system on which the Jewish faith is based. Author Lawrence Epstein takes a contemporary point of view, looking at how the basic beliefs of Judaism fit into the lives of modern Jews.

Dynamic Judaism

Dynamic Judaism
Author: Mordecai Menahem Kaplan
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780823213108
ISBN 13: 0823213102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamic Judaism Book Review:

Mordecai M. Kaplan began his life's journey with the confines of a small Lithuanian town on the outskirts of Vilna. He was born on a Friday evening in June of 1881. Kaplan's submergence in a total Jewish atmosphere is illustrated by the fact that he knew his day of birth only by the Jewish calendar until he went to the New York Public Library as a young man to look up the corresponding date. Kaplan's family was a traditional one in every aspect, and his father, Israel Kaplan, was a learned man.

Essential Judaism

Essential Judaism
Author: George Robinson
Publsiher: Beyond Words/Atria Books
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106012327455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Judaism Book Review:

A practical guide to Jewish practice and ritual offers advice on beliefs, customs, synagogue services, prayers, holidays, weddings, circumcisions, dietary laws, and midrashim.

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

A Book of Life

A Book of Life
Author: Michael Strassfeld
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781580232470
ISBN 13: 1580232477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Life Book Review:

Charts a path to a spiritually rich Judaism, explaining traditional rituals and offering new ones for modern life. Encourages daily spiritual awareness as we seek the two fundamental goals of Judaism: to become better humans and to be in God's presence.

The Jewish Family Ethics Textbook

The Jewish Family Ethics Textbook
Author: Neal Scheindlin
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0827613237
ISBN 13: 9780827613232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jewish Family Ethics Textbook Book Review:

The Jewish Family Ethics Textbook guides teachers and students of all ages and backgrounds in mining classical and modern Jewish texts to inform decision making on hard choices.

Thinking about Good and Evil

Thinking about Good and Evil
Author: Wayne Allen
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2021-05
ISBN 10: 0827618662
ISBN 13: 9780827618664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking about Good and Evil Book Review:

The most comprehensive book on the topic, Thinking about Good and Evil traces salient Jewish ideas about why innocent people seem to suffer, why evil individuals seem to prosper, and God's role in matters of (in)justice, from antiquity to modernity.

Judaism Human Values and the Jewish State

Judaism  Human Values  and the Jewish State
Author: Isaïe Leibowitz,Yešaʿyāhû Leibôvīṣ,ישעיהו ליבוביץ,Yeshayahu Leibowitz
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780674487758
ISBN 13: 0674487753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism Human Values and the Jewish State Book Review:

A biochemist by profession, a polymath by inclination and erudition, Yeshayahu Leibowitz has been, since the early 1940s, one of the most incisive and controversial critics of Israeli culture and politics. His direct involvement, compelling polemics, and trenchant criticism have established his steadfast significance for contemporary Israeli-and Jewish- intellectual life. These hard-hitting essays, his first to be published in English, cover the ground Leibowitz has marked out over time with moral rigor and political insight. He considers the essence and character of historical Judaism, the problems of contemporary Judaism and Jewishness, the relationship of Judaism to Christianity, the questions of statehood, religion, and politics in Israel, and the role of women. Together these essays constitute a comprehensive critique of Israeli society and politics and a probing diagnosis of the malaise that afflicts contemporary Jewish culture. Leibowitz's understanding of Jewish philosophy is acute, and he brings it to bear on current issues. He argues that the Law, Halakhah, is essential to Judaism, and shows how, at present, separation of religion from state would serve the interest of halakhic observance and foster esteem for religion. Leibowitz calls the religious justification of national issues "idolatry" and finds this phenomenon at the root of many of the annexationist moves made by the state of Israel. Long one of the most outspoken critics of Israeli occupation in the conquered territories, he gives eloquent voice to his ongoing concern over the debilitating moral effects of its policies and practices on Israel itself. This translation will bring to an English-speaking audience a much-needed, lucid perspective on the present and future state of Jewish culture.

Thinking about the Prophets

Thinking about the Prophets
Author: Kenneth Seeskin
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 0827618522
ISBN 13: 9780827618527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking about the Prophets Book Review:

Rethinking the great literary prophets whose ministry ran from the eighth to the sixth centuries BCE--Amos, Hosea, First Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Second Isaiah, and Job--Thinking about the Prophets examines their often-shocking teachings in light of their times, their influence on later Western and Jewish thinkers, and their enduring lessons for all of us. As a noted scholar of Jewish philosophy, Kenneth Seeskin teases out philosophical, ethical, and theological questions in the writings, such as the nature of moral reasoning, the divine persona, divine providence, the suffering of the innocent, the power of repentance, and what it means to believe in a monotheistic conception of God. Seeskin demonstrates that great ideas are not limited by time or place, but rather once put forth, take on a life of their own. Thus he interweaves the medieval and modern philosophers Maimonides, Kant, Cohen, Buber, Levinas, Heschel, and Soloveitchik, all of whom read the prophets and had important things to say as a result. We come to see the prophets perhaps in equal measure as divinely authorized whistle-blowers and profound thinkers of the human condition. Readers of all levels will find this volume an accessible and provoking introduction to the enduring significance of biblical prophecy.

Living Judaism

Living Judaism
Author: Wayne D. Dosick
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061748536
ISBN 13: 9780061748530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Judaism Book Review:

In Living Judaism, Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Ph.D., author the acclaimed Golden Rules, Dancing with God, and When Life Hurts, offers an engaging and definitive overview of Jewish philosophy and theology, rituals and customs. Combining quality scholarship and sacred spiritual instruction, Living Judaism is a thought-provoking reference and guide for those already steeped in Jewish life, and a comprehensive introduction for those exploring the richness and grandeur of Judaism.

Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi
Author: Rose, Or N.,Miles-Yepez, Netanel
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
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"--

Judaism

Judaism
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015019200941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Little Book of Jewish Celebrations

The Little Book of Jewish Celebrations
Author: Ronald Tauber
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 1452139598
ISBN 13: 9781452139593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Book of Jewish Celebrations Book Review:

From lighting the menorah on Chanukah to standing under the chuppah at a wedding, every Jewish ritual reflects a time-honored practice passed down for generations. With a foil-stamped cover and a ribbon marker, this elegant volume shares the beloved stories and traditions behind Jewish celebrations, from year-round holidays to once-in-a-lifetime special events. Featuring lush illustrations that capture the heart of Jewish tradition as well as a glossary of important terms for each holiday, this little gift book is a treasure to be shared at any occasion-from bar and bat mitzvahs to Passover seders.