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    DescriptionAn 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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    Title
    The Torah For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arthur Kurzweil
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 380
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 584 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780470173459
    ISBN 10: 0470173459
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG9
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Libri: I-RJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25460
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    DC22: 222.1066
    BISAC V2.8: REL040040
    B&T Approval Code: A13422400
    DC22: 222.1061
    Abridged Dewey: 222
    LC classification: BS1140.3 .K87 2008
    Thema V1.0: QRJF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    04 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Author Information
    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 .
    Back cover copy
    Understand Jewish celebrations, symbols, and observancesDiscover how the Torah guides all aspects of human behaviorJewish 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 messageThe celebration of holy days in Torah timeWays to follow Jewish customs according to the TorahThe different levels of Torah interpretationTranslations for studying the Torah
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Part I: The Torah 101. Chapter 1: Beginning with Torah Basics. Chapter 2: Encountering God, the Ultimate Author. Chapter 3: Examining the Treasures of the Torah. Part II: One by One: The Books of the Torah. Chapter 4: "In the Beginning": The Book of Genesis. Chapter 5: "These Are the Names": The Book of Exodus. Chapter 6: "And He Called": The Book of Leviticus. Chapter 7: "In the Wilderness": The Book of Numbers. Chapter 8: "Words": The Book of Deuteronomy. Part III: The Torah: An Operating Manual for Planet Earth. Chapter 9: Keeping Your Personal Behavior in Line with the Torah. Chapter 10: Living by the Word of the Torah in the Community. Part IV: The Importance of the Torah in Judaism. Chapter 11: Observing the Holy Days in Torah Time. Chapter 12: Following Jewish Customs According to the Torah. Chapter 13: Walking through the Torah Synagogue Service. Chapter 14: The Final Commandment: Writing a Torah Scroll. Chapter 15: Always Up for Discussion: Analyzing the Torah. Chapter 16: Studying the Torah with Translations, Commentaries, and Other Resources. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: The Ten Commandments According to the Torah. Chapter 18: Ten Frequently Misunderstood Quotes from the Torah. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: A Glossary of Torah Terms and Names. Appendix B: The 248 Positive Commandments in the Torah. Appendix C: The 365 Negative Commandments in the Torah. Index.