Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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This guide to Judaism contains information on every aspect of Jewish belief and practice, both ancient and modern. From Maimonides to Methuselah, Kabbalah to Kibbutz, Louis Jacobs provides a source of information for anyone wanting to learn more about the rich and diverse heritage of the Jewish religion. Entries range from personalities in the Bible to present-day Jewish thinkers and writers, and topics include customs, traditions and Jewish ideas on subjects as diverse as dance, vegetarianism and eternity. All Hebrew terms are fully explained in non-technical language and appendices include a bibliography, the Jewish calendar and a more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • bibliography, chronology
  • 0192800884
  • 9780192800886

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"With eloquent lucidity, Jacobs explains even the most complex and abstruse aspects of Judaism....This whole volume is infused with a passion and fulfills the author's guiding principle, to present our religion as the challenging, relevant, sublime faith it is."--Times Literary Supplementshow more

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About Louis Jacobs

Dr. Louis Jacobs is Rabbi at the New London Synagogue, Goldsmid Visiting Professor at University College London, and Visiting Professor at Lancaster more