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?
5
Jews in the ancient world
6
From late antiquity
8
the Middle Ages
9
The early modern period
10
Jews in the twentieth century
12
Attitudes to Jews in the past 7 Attitudes to Jews in
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twentieth century
17
Sexual matters
110
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

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IN A JEWISH COMMUNITY 40 The mikveh
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The synagogue
84
Worship
86
Education
88
Women in the community
90
People the community needs I
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People the community needs II
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PART 2 WHAT JEWS BELIEVE 8 Beliefs about God 9 Beliefs about humanity 10 Beliefs about Jews 11 Some other important beliefs 12 The Torah...
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SOME JEWISH MORAL TEACHINGS 48 The moral individual
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The spoken word
100
Suffering
102
Body matters
104
Bioethics
106
Family relationships
108
The planet 126 PART 3 THE JEWISH YEAR 16 The structure of the Jewish year 17 Shabbat Sabbath I
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ATTITUDES OPINIONS AND MOVEMENTS
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Lithuanianstyle Orthodoxy 64 The Hasidic movement
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NeoOrthodoxy
132
Orthodoxy today
134
NonOrthodox movements
135
The Reform movement today 69 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
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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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