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Judaism Development and Life

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ISBN-10: 053454634X

ISBN-13: 9780534546342

Edition: 4th 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Leo Trepp

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JUDAISM: DEVELOPMENT AND LIFE guides readers through the history, evolution, life patterns, institutions, practices, customs, and current expressions of Judaism. This text assumes no prior knowledge about Judaism or the Bible, making it ideal for introductory courses. The only other book necessary to understanding this book is the Bible itself. A chapter on Zionism and the State of Israel includes up-to-date information about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
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Book details

List price: $173.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/19/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 365
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: The Jews and the Fabric of Judaism
The Torah
God
The Land
Mitzvah
The Messiah
The Covenant: Interaction of Elements
The Loom of History
The Biblical, Hellenistic, and Talmudic Periods
Biblical History
Restoration and the Beginning of Post-Biblical History
The Impact of Christianity
Jesus and the Jews
Paul and the Parting of Ways
The Split Widens
The World of "Jewish Middle Ages"
From the Age of Rome to the Age of Reason
The World of "Jewish Middle Ages"
The Sefardim
The Ashkenazim
Renaissance and Reformation
Eastern European Jewry
The Jews in the Middle Ages
The Blending of Cultures
Jewish Mysticism, Hasidism, and Modern Jewry
Mysticism
Emancipation and the Modern Age in Western Europe
What Is Emancipation?
Jewish Religion Adapts to a New Age
The Impact of Anti-Semitism
The American Destiny
Judaism in a New Land
The Emergence of a Pluralistic Judaism
American Jewry Today
Jewish Organizations
Contemporary Challenges and Societal Issues
Zionism and the State of Israel
The Significance of Zion in Jewish Consciousness
Background and Beginnings
Zionism
From Blueprint to Reality
Societal Issues in Israel
Israel and the World
The Holocaust
A Long Silence Ends
The Road Toward the Holocaust
Lessons of the Holocaust
Jews outside Israel and North America
The Postwar Fate of the Jews
The Former USSR and Communist Countries
South America
Other Parts of the World
The Restored Christian-Jewish Dialogue
Judaism and the Monotheistic Religions
The New Dialogue
Protestantism
Dialogue with Islam
Contacts with Eastern Religions
Quotations from the French Bishops' Statement
Wellsprings of the Jewish Spirit
Tanakh
Torah
Nevee-im
Ketuvim
The Apocrypha
Jewish Apocalyptic Literature and Its Impact
Tradition and Biblical Criticism
Of Oral Torah
Background
Masters of the Talmud
Organization of the Talmud
Commentaries and Codes
Definitions and Symbols: God, Humanity, and Eternity
God: Concepts and Theological Issues
Humanity
Supernatural Beings
The Messiah, Resurrection, and Eternal Life
Some Symbols
Theological Issues
Early Theologians and Philosophers
The Ages of Reason and Enlightenment
Twentieth-Century Theology and Philosophy
Eugene B. Borowitz: Evolution in History--The Problem of the Contemporary Jew
Attempts at Holocaust Theology
Life As Mitzvah
Prayer and the House of the Lord
Life As Mitzvah
The Berakhah (Benediction)
Prayer and Its Structure
The House of the Lord
The Mitzvah of Physical Consecration: Dietary Laws
Prohibited Foods
Restrictions on Permitted Foods
Sabbath, Day of Re-creation
Prohibition of Work
Observance of the Sabbath
Personal Reflections
The Jewish Calendar and Holy Days
The Jewish Calendar
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement
Sukkot: Covenant of Nature and Society
Rosh Hodesh: The Beginning of a Month
Hanukkah
Other Days of Observance
Pessah (Passover)
The Birth and Covenant of Freedom
The Period of Counting
Modern Days of Popular Observance
Shavuot, Covenant of Torah
The Three Pilgrimage Festivals--General Rules for Holy Day Observance
Summer Days of Mourning
Variations
The Years of Life
The Jewish Home and Jewish Names
Joining the Household of Israel
Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah
Marriage
Sickness and Death
Variations in Mourning Practices
The Position of Women
Contemporary Jewish Women Face Tradition
Women in the Bible
Women and the Laws of Torah
Women Fashion a Spiritual Life
Women on the Move
Demands, Achievements, and Challenges
Retrospect and Prospect
American Jews As "Goy"
Jews As "Am"--The Need to Restore the Covenant
On the Jewish Condition
Outside Pressures
The Challenge of the Future
Glossary
Bibliography
Index