Teach Yourself: Judaism: An Introduction

Editor/Author Hoffman, C.M.
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-44-410348-9
Category: Religion & Theology - Judaism
Image Count: 17
Book Status: Available
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This book is a concise guide to the history, beliefs and practices of this major world faith. Covering all the key aspects of Judaism, including the impact of the Holocaust and the significance of Israel on Jewish self-understanding, gain real insight into what it means to be Jewish today.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Credits
  • Meet the author
  • Only got a minute?
  • Only got five minutes?
  • Only got ten minutes?
  • 1 Approaching Judaism
  • 2 The roots of belief and practice – the Bible
  • 3 The chain of tradition – the Talmud
  • 4 Orthodox Judaism
  • 5 Non-Orthodox Judaism
  • 6 Food laws
  • 7 Life and death matters
  • 8 Jewish education
  • 9 Marriage
  • 10 Prayer
  • 11 The Synagogue
  • 12 The Sabbath
  • 13 The rhythm of the year – festivals and fasts
  • 14 The pilgrim festivals
  • 15 The New Year and the Day of Atonement
  • 16 The Holocaust
  • 17 Israel
  • Afterword
  • Glossary
  • Taking it further