Reader's Guide to Judaism

Reader's Guide to Judaism

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The Reader's Guide to Judaism is a survey of English-language translations of the most important primary texts in the Jewish tradition. The field is assessed in some 470 essays discussing individuals (Martin Buber, Gluckel of Hameln), literature (Genesis, Ladino Literature), thought and beliefs (Holiness, Bioethics), practice (Dietary Laws, Passover), history (Venice, Baghdadi Jews of India), and arts and material culture (Synagogue Architecture, Costume). The emphasis is on Judaism, rather than on Jewish studies more broadly.The following are a few examples: Moses and King David were considered worthy to be leaders of the Jewish people ... In summary, the Torah prohibits Jews from causing tsa(ar baa#39;alei hayim (any unnecessary pain, including psychological pain, to living creatures). ... Part one (a€œThe Way We Thinka€) features an essay by Jacob S. Raisin on the a€œHumanitarianism of the Laws of Israela€ that provides ananbsp;...

Title:Reader's Guide to Judaism
Author:Michael Terry
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-12-02


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