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Judaism Very Short Introduction

Author(s): Norman Solomon

ISBN13: 9780192853905

ISBN10: 0192853902


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  • Norman Solomons succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to surveying the nature and development of Judaism, this Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the Jewish people are also addressed, such as the impact of the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of women, and medical and commercial ethics. This book makes fascinating reading for those who want to find out more about a people who are familiar, yet retain a certain mystique.

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    [Solomon] manages to cover a remarkable range of material regarding the nature of the Jews as a historical group, the history of Judaisms religious tradition, the origins of Christianity, and aspects of historical and contemporary piety and practice.

    - Religious Studies Review

    "An excellent brief introduction; contains all your students need to know at the basic level."

    - I.A. Van Liere, College of Charleston

    "Compact and detailed, this is a well-balanced presentation of the biblical foundations, historical development, and contemporary shape of the Jewish tradition. Ideal for those coming to Judaism for the first time."

    - Ralph Keen, University of Iowa


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