Judaism -History, Belief and Practice
Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Illustrations : 33 maps and 90 photos, paintings and engravings
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-40251-0
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-40251-1
No of pages : 608
eBook Price : $44.95
Originally Published : 15 May 2003
This all-encompassing textbook is an unrivalled guide to the history, belief and practice of Judaism, written by a scholar and rabbi who is also an experienced university teacher. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian lands. It also includes the early modern period, and the development of Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Extracts from primary sources are used throughout to enliven the narrative and provide concrete examples of the rich variety of Jewish civilization.
Specially designed to assist learning Judaism:
*Introduces texts and commentaries, including the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic texts, mystical literature, Jewish philosophy and Jewish theology.
*Provides the skills necessary to understand these step-by-step
*Explains how to interpret the major events in nearly four thousand years of Jewish history
*Supports study with discussion questions on the central historical and religious issues, includes key reading for each chapter and an extensive bibliography
Illustrates the development of Judaism, its concepts and observances, with nearly 200 maps and photographs
Links each chapter from a companion website to other online resources, and gives guidance on what to think about, activities to support chapters and tips for teachers.