Judaism

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Heinemann, 1995 - Judaism - 160 pages
A study of Judaism which looks at basic Jewish beliefs and traditions, the Jewish year, Judaism in the home, family events, communal life, attitudes, opinions and movements, and how Judaism affects moral behaviour, social practices and lifestyles.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCING THE JEWS 1 Who are the Jews?
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Jews in the ancient world
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From late antiquity
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the Middle Ages
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The early modern period
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Jews in the twentieth century
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Attitudes to Jews in the past
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Attitudes to Jews in
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twentieth century
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PART 5 IN A JEWISH COMMUNITY 40 The mikveh 41 The synagogue 42 Worship 43 Education 44 Women in the community 45 People the co...
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Beliefs about humanity
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Beliefs about Jews
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Some other important beliefs
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The Torah
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The Tenakh
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The Mishnah and the Talmud
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The halakhah and other writings
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PART 6 SOME JEWISH MORAL TEACHINGS 48 The moral individual 98 49 The spoken word 100 50 Suffering 102 51 Body matters 104 52 Bio...
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Shabbat Sabbath I
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Rosh Chodesh New Moon
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Rosh Hashanah New Year 22 Yom Kippur Day of Atonement
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Pesach Passover I
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Shavuot Weeks
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Sukkot Tabernacles
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Simchat Torah
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Hanukkah
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Purim
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Mourning for the Temple
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Special days
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ATTITUDES OPINIONS AND MOVEMENTS
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Lithuanianstyle Orthodoxy 64 The Hasidic movement
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NeoOrthodoxy
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Orthodoxy today
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NonOrthodox movements
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The Reform movement today 69 The Liberal movement
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The Masorti movement
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How Zionism began
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The struggle for a Jewish state
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Religious attitudes to Zionism
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Israel today
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Glossary Index 152 159 PART 4 HOME AND FAMILY 31 A day in the life of a Jew 32 The mezuzah 33 Kosher food I
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