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    DescriptionNorman Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to answering questions such as Who are Jews? and How did Judaism Develop?, this Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism-its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the Jewish people are also addressed, such as the impact of the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of women, and medical and commercial ethics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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    Title
    Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Norman Solomon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 179 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 129 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192853905
    ISBN 10: 0192853902
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T General Subject: 690
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    DC21: 296
    B&T Approval Code: A13420000
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25460
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    BISAC V2.8: REL040000
    Abridged Dewey: 296
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLJUD
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 296
    LC classification: BM45 .S666 2000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRJ
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    halftone, line drawings, tables
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Dr Norman Solomon is a freelance writer and journalist, and a regular contributor to the Jewish Chronicle. He is a Fellow in Modern Jewish Thought at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. His previous publications include Judaism and World Religion and he contributed to The Oxford Companion to the Jewish Religion.
    Review quote
    Throughout Solomon's Judaism there is a freshness of approach which will make it interesting to those who already know something about Judaism. The conversational style will also make it valuable for beginners. Marcus Braybrooke, Church Times Just as its name implies, this series features concise works that aim to give a crisp insight into otherwise complicated topics ... complicated subjects are condensed and made simple, to whet the appetite or provide just enough material for those with a casual interest. Bournemouth Evening Echo Norman Solomon has achieved the near impossible with his enlightened Very Short Introduction to Judaism. He manages to keep the reader engaged, never patronizes, assumes little knowledge but a keen mind, and takes us through Jewish life and history with such gusto that one feels enlived, rather than exhausted, at the end. Rabbi Julia Neuberger A magnificent achievement. Dr Solomon's treatment, fresh, very readable, witty and stimulating, will delight everyone interested in religion in the modern world. Louis Jacobs, University of Lancaster This book will serve a very useful purpose indeed. I'll use it myself to discuss, to teach, agree with, and disagree with, in the Jewish manner! Rabbi Lionel Blue
    Table of contents
    INTRODUCTION; 1. WHO ARE THE JEWS? 2. HOW DID JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY SPLIT UP? 3. HOW DID JUDAISM DEVELOP? 4. THE CALENDAR AND FESTIVALS; 5. THE SPIRITUAL LIFEDSPRAYER, MEDITATION, TORAH; 6. MAKING A JEWISH HOME; 7. OUT OF THE GHETTO, INTO THE WHIRLWIND; 8. TWENTIETH-CENTURY JUDAISM; 9. 'ETERNAL LAW', CHANGING TIMES; APPENDIX A: THE THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES OF FAITH, AS FORMULATED BY MAIMONIDES; APPENDIX B: THE 'PHILADELPHIA PLATFORM' OF REFORM JUDAISM; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING; INDEX