Judaism: A Very Short Introduction

Judaism: A Very Short Introduction

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An ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life, this book surveys the nature and development of Judaism, as well as outlining 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. This book is aimed at those who want to find out more about a people who are familiar, yet retain a certain mystique.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 8 pp black and white plates, line drawings, bibliography
  • 0192853244
  • 9780192853240

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"An excellent brief introduction; contains all your students need to know at the basic level."--I.A. Van Liere, College of Charleston "An excellent brief introduction; contains all your students need to know at the basic level."--I.A. Van Liere, College of Charleston "An excellent brief introduction; contains all your students need to know at the basic level."--I.A. Van Liere, College of Charleston "An excellent brief introduction; contains all your students need to know at the basic level."--I.A. Van Liere, College of Charlestonshow more

About Norman Solomon

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 Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. His previous publications include Judaism and World Religion and he contributed to The Oxford Companion to the Jewish Religion.show more

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