The Complete Idiot S Guide To Understanding Judaism 2nd Edition

Author: Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0786542713
Size: 19,92 MB
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One of our most popular religion and history titles - updated and reivsed. This guide contains a complete, authoritative account of the Jewish people - including profiles of Biblical and political leaders - and focuses on understanding the Jewish influence on American and world culture, offering insights into the Yiddish and Hebrew languages, theater, art, literature, comedy, film, television, and more.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Talmud

Author: Aaron Parry
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696179
Size: 16,79 MB
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An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle. This essential guide makes the ancient text of the 'oral Torah' accessible for all readers, whether they're Jewish or not.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Jewish History And Culture

Author: Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101198664
Size: 10,92 MB
Format: PDF
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Part of The Complete Idiot's Guides® popular religion and history titles. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jewish History and Culture contains information about Jews in early American history through the 19th century as well as coverage of Jewish history and culture in the places you might least expect - Asia and South America.

The Pocket Idiot S Guide To Judaism

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028644813
Size: 12,36 MB
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-- Though the growth of the Jewish faith has leveled in the U.S., its estimated 5.6 million adherents still outnumber all other non-Christian religions. -- Provides accurate and concise information from a recognized scholar of Judaism- no prior knowledge required. -- There are few pocket-sized books that present a condensed survey of Jewish history, key beliefs and practices. Jewish culture and religion has played a significant role in the formation of world, as well as American, culture. Jews, both practicing and non-practicing, have become thoroughly integrated into society. Outside of Israel, the U.S. maintains the highest concentration of Jews worldwide. The Pocket Idiot's Guide "RM" to Judaism looks at the Jewish religious tradition from its birth in Biblical times to the foundation of the modern Jewish state of Israel. Key themes in Judaic history, such as the formative period of the Temple, coexistence with Christianity, the critical Reform and the community's long struggle against anti-Semitism, are explored. Important contemporary concepts, practices and holidays such as Zionism, Kaddish and Passover, are but a few points of interest concisely covered. The book ends with a brief survey of Judaism's future challenges: the survival of the Jewish state, Judaism and feminism and the assimilation of Jews into secular society.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Jewish Spirituality Mysticism

Author: Michael Graubart Levin
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028643472
Size: 11,98 MB
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Looks at the spiritual side of Judaism, covering such topics as mystical ideas expressed in Jewish texts, Jewish customs, proper speech, gematria, and Jewish holidays.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Grammar And Style

Author: Laurie Tozakis
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101198540
Size: 17,33 MB
Format: PDF
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With this guide you'll gain what you need to be a great communicator at home and on the job. It provides solid information on grammatical rules and how and when to use them, friendly advice for adding variety and style to your writing, and tips, definitions, and warnings to help you along the way.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Learning Yiddish

Author: Benjamin Blech
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028633879
Size: 19,91 MB
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You're no idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s'il vous plaît in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don't throw up your hands in a helpless “Oy, vey” just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you're tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot's Guide® you get: --A fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed. --An easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as to the distinctive sound of Yiddish. --All the Yiddish you'll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York's Lower East Side. --A treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for everything.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Hebrew Scripture

Author: Aaron Parry
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1592573541
Size: 18,66 MB
Format: PDF
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Jewish scholars and many other people are aware that the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) is only the first portion of the Hebrew Scriptures. Indeed, the Jewish Scriptures, known as the Tanakh, comprise three parts - the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings - and observant Jews wouldn't dream of calling any part of them the Old Testament. These three portions contain God's commandments, a constitution for His people, prophesies for the future, and perspectives on history and life. And you'd be surprised what a difference a translation can make; the Jewish and Christian bibles have many things in common, but there are significant differences. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hebrew Scriptureis a revelation for both Jews and Christians!

Idiot S Guides Judaism

Author: Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1615647821
Size: 16,17 MB
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Idiot's Guides: Judaism is written by a Rabbi/teacher for both a non-Jewish person who wants to learn about Judaism, as well as any Jewish person who wishes to learn more. Offering a thorough exploration, this book covers: -- The five books of Moses, Jewish law, history, and the important Jewish scholars -- Information on Jewish life, the home and family unit, and what to expect at synagogue. -- A guide to celebrating the Jewish Holy Days and the what the holidays entail. -- Twenty frequently asked questions about Judaism, with quick answers. -- Knowledge on how Christianity and Judaism are similar, yet different.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To World Religions

Author: Brandon Toropov
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592572229
Size: 16,61 MB
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Presents an overview of the world's major religions, and answers questions about the history, rituals, celebrations, structure, holy documents, and deities of major and lesser-known religions.