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An Introduction to Judaism

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  • Date Published: January 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511037672

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  • This book offers a full and lucid account of Judaism and the Jewish people. Written for Jews and non-Jews alike, whether students, teachers, or general interest readers, the book brings out the extraordinary richness and variety of Judaism: its historical depth, and the vigor and endurance of its traditions--in the home, in the synagogue, in its literature, in individual and community life. It contains illustrative tables and maps, a full glossary, chronology, bibliography and index. This is a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to a major world culture.

    • Introduction to major world religion by big-name author
    • Joins highly successful sequence of such Introductions: Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, sales totalling 50,000 copies to date
    • The most readable and up-to-date introductory book on Judaism available
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "De Lange has written this remarkably comprehensive analysis of Jews and Judaism." "...de Lange has clearly satisfied his objective, offering an overall introduction to Judaism that will be useful to both Jewish and non-Jewish readers." --Publishers Weekly, Feb. 14, 2000

    "a valuable reference...But it is more than that, it provides stimulating introduction to a major world culture." --The Jerusalem Post, June 2, 2000

    "..this volume provides a solid foundation for the study of contemporary Judaism. Recommended for public and undergraduate libraries." Naomi E. Hafter, Library Journal

    "For intelligent readers...who wish to know how Jews variously perceive and practise their Judaism this book is invaluable." Louis Jacobs, The Times Literarty Supplement

    "It speaks about Judaism in interesting, if in somewaht broad strokes, always emphasizing the aspects of Judaism that impact comtemporary world Jewry." The Clergy Jrnl

    "It manages as well to provide an excellent sense of the intertwined historical development of the Jews and their religious civilization...De Lange brings comprehensive learning to his task, a love of clear language, and a scrupulous fairness to all elements of the comtemporary Jewish scene. I recommended the work fo introductory college courses or for adult education settings." RELIGIOUS STUDIES REVIEW Oct 2001

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511037672
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 2 maps 7 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of illustrations
    List of tables
    List of maps
    Chronological table
    The Jewish calendar
    Map of the Jewish world in 1930
    Map of the Jewish world today
    1. The Jews in the world
    2. The Jewish people and its past
    3. Jewish books
    4. The Jewish religion
    5. The family
    6. The community
    7. God and the Jewish people
    8. Objectives
    9. Judaism and the future
    Glossary
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Author

    Nicholas de Lange, University of Cambridge

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