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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INTRODUCING THE JEWS 1 Who are the Jews?
Jews in the ancient world
From late antiquity
the Middle Ages
The early modern period
Jews in the twentieth century
Attitudes to Jews in the past 7 Attitudes to Jews in
Work and leisure
Wealth and poverty
Government and justice
War and peace
IN A JEWISH COMMUNITY 40 The mikveh
Women in the community
People the community needs I
People the community needs II
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...
SOME JEWISH MORAL TEACHINGS 48 The moral individual
The spoken word
The planet 126 PART 3 THE JEWISH YEAR 16 The structure of the Jewish year 17 Shabbat Sabbath I
ATTITUDES OPINIONS AND MOVEMENTS
Lithuanianstyle Orthodoxy 64 The Hasidic movement
The Reform movement today 69 The Liberal movement
The Masorti movement
How Zionism began
The struggle for a Jewish state
Religious attitudes to Zionism
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