The Torah For Dummies

The Torah For Dummies

By (author) Arthur Kurzweil


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An easy-to-understand introduction to Judaism's most sacred text The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised in the Jewish religious tradition. Christians who want to know more about the Jewish roots of Christianity need to understand the Torah, as do followers of Islamic tradition and those interested in the roots of Abrahamic faiths. The Torah For Dummies explains the history of the Torah, its structure and major principles, and how the Torah affects the daily lives of people who follow the Jewish way of life.

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 182.88 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • 04 Jan 2008
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 0470173459
  • 9780470173459
  • 175,510

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Arthur Kurzweil is known as America's foremost Jewish genealogist. He is a teacher, a lecturer, and the author of several books including Kabbalah For Dummies .

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Understand Jewish celebrations, symbols, and observances Discover how the Torah guides all aspects of human behavior Jewish tradition teaches that hidden within the letters of the Torah is the wisdom of the universe. This plain-English guide to this profound collection of insight and guidance explains how the basic principles of the Five Books of Moses continuously apply to new situations as human history unfolds. Discover: The Torah's view of God and God's message The celebration of holy days in Torah time Ways to follow Jewish customs according to the Torah The different levels of Torah interpretation Translations for studying the Torah

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