Judaism: History, Belief and Practice by Dan Cohn-Sherbok PDF

By Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Written via an skilled college instructor, who's additionally a pupil and rabbi, this large textbook offers an unrivalled consultant to the historical past, trust and perform of Judaism. starting with the traditional Near-Eastern historical past, it covers early Israelite background, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the increase of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian lands. It additionally explores the early sleek interval and the advance of Jewry through the 19th and 20th centuries. Extracts from basic assets are used to brighten up the narrative and supply concrete examples of Jewish civilization. Judaism:

  • introduces texts and commentaries, together with the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic texts, mystical literature, Jewish philosophy and Jewish theology

  • provides the talents essential to comprehend those step-by-step

  • explains the best way to interpret the most important occasions in nearly 4,000 years of Jewish history

  • supports research with dialogue questions about the important ancient and spiritual concerns, contains key interpreting for every bankruptcy and an in depth bibliography

  • illustrates the advance of Judaism, its suggestions and observances, with approximately two hundred maps and photographs.

A better half web site hyperlinks every one bankruptcy to different on-line assets, and offers information on actions and help for teachers.

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