Judaism

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Heinemann, 1995 - Judaism - 160 pages
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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

Who are the Jews?
5
Jews in the ancient world
6
From late antiquity to the Middle Ages
9
The early modern period
10
Jews in the twentieth century
12
Attitudes to Jews in the past Attitudes to Jews in
14
twentieth century
17
PART2 WHATJEWS BELIEVE 8 Beliefs about
18
People the community needs I
92
The moral individual
98
The spoken word
100
Suffering
102
Body matters
104
Bioethics
106
Family relationships
108
Sexual matters
110

Beliefs about humanity
20
Beliefs about Jews
22
Some other important beliefs
24
The Torah
25
The Tenakh
28
The Mishnah and the Talmud
30
The halakhah and other writings
32
THE JEWISH YEAR 16 The structure of the Jewish year
34
Shabbat Sabbath I
36
Rosh Chodesh New Moon
42
Rosh Hashanah New Year 22 Yom Kippur Day of Atonement
44
Pesach Passover I
48
Simchat Torah
55
Hanukkah
56
Purim
58
Mourning for the Temple
60
Special days 10 12 14 16 i 36 38 42 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 PART5 IN A JEWISH COMMUNITY 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 PART 6 SOME JE...
62
The mikveh
77
The synagogue
81
Worship
84
Education
88
Women in the community
90
Work and leisure
112
Human rights
114
Wealth and poverty
116
The disadvantaged
118
Government and justice
120
War and peace
122
Animal welfare
124
The planet
126
ATTITUDES OPINIONS AND MOVEMENTS
129
Lithuanianstyle Orthodoxy The Hasidic movement
130
NeoOrthodoxy
132
Orthodoxy today
134
NonOrthodox movements
135
The Reform movement today The Liberal movement
138
The Masorti movement
142
How Zionism began
144
The struggle for a Jewish state
146
Religious attitudes to Zionism
148
Israel today
150
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PART 4 HOME AND FAMILY 31 A day in the life of a Jew 32 The mezuzah 33 Kosher food I
159
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