What You Should Know about Jews and Judaism

ISBN-10: 1557251894
ISBN-13: 9781557251893
Edition: Revised 
Authors: Yechiel Eckstein
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: Paraclete Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 269
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xxiii
Jews and Judaism
Foundations of Jewish Beliefp. 3
Torahp. 3
The Oral Traditionp. 12
Religious Authorityp. 18
Lawp. 26
Prophecyp. 30
Covenantp. 32
Mitzvahp. 37
Jewish Paths to Sanctificationp. 43
The Jewish View of Humankindp. 43
The Jewish View of the Worldp. 49
The Sabbath: A Day of Sanctified Timep. 62
Shabbat Significancep. 62
Shabbat Observancep. 64
Shabbat Lawsp. 67
Shabbat Theologyp. 69
Festivals of the Jewish Yearp. 75
The Pilgrim Holidaysp. 76
Pesach (Passover)p. 76
Shavuot (Pentecost)p. 88
Sukkot (Tabernacles)p. 92
The High Holy Daysp. 99
Rosh Hashanah--New Year's Dayp. 99
Yom Kippur--Day of Atonementp. 106
The Minor Holidaysp. 114
Purimp. 114
Hanukkahp. 120
Fast Daysp. 128
The Jewish Life Cyclep. 132
Rites of Passagep. 132
Birthp. 132
Bar/Bat Mitzvahp. 135
Marriagep. 136
Divorcep. 139
Death and Mourningp. 141
The Service of the Heartp. 148
Prayerp. 148
The Synagoguep. 153
Tefillin, Tzitzit, Mezuzahp. 157
Kippahp. 159
Kosher Dietary Rulesp. 159
Meat and Milkp. 162
Meaning of Dietary Lawsp. 163
Facing the Challenges of the Holocaustp. 169
Challenges to Christian and Jewish Faithsp. 173
Intelligibility of Sufferingp. 175
Untermensch vs. "In the Image of God"p. 183
Questioning Authorityp. 185
Martyrdom and Powerp. 188
Failure of a Universalist Ethosp. 193
Duty to Support Israelp. 196
Conclusionp. 200
Israel: The Dawn of Redemptionp. 202
Jewish Bonds with the Landp. 203
Modern Zionismp. 209
The Rise of Jewish Denominationsp. 219
From Ghetto to Enlightenmentp. 219
Reform Judaismp. 223
Orthodox Judaismp. 229
Conservative Judaismp. 232
Reconstructionismp. 235
Hasidismp. 236
Cultural and Institutionalp. 241
Where Do We Go from Here?p. 245
Notesp. 261
List of Resourcesp. 265
About the Authorp. 267
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