The Complete Idiot S Guide To Understanding Judaism 2nd Edition

Author: Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0786542713
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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 Pocket Idiot S Guide To Judaism

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028644813
Size: 19,50 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 History And Culture

Author: Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101198664
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Part of The Complete Idiot's GuidesĀ® 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 Complete Idiot S Guide To The Talmud

Author: Aaron Parry
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696179
Size: 13,83 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 Spirituality Mysticism

Author: Michael Graubart Levin
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028643472
Size: 11,94 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.

Idiot S Guides Judaism

Author: Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1615647821
Size: 13,37 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 4th Edition

Author: Brandon Toropov
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101514760
Size: 20,90 MB
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The updated guide to differences - and similarities - of faiths around the world. In this revised and updated edition of the popular guide to the many faiths followed around the world, modern and ancient religions are extensively covered as well as New Thought religions. This edition also now features a chapter on Sikhism, more coverage of religious extremism in the 21st century, a new chapter on the afterlife, and additional online resources making it the most up-to-date volume available. ? Outdoes the competition with more chapters on current and ancient religions ? Appeals to students, theologists, and those generally interesting in religions around the world.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Gnostic Gospels

Author: J. Michael Matkin
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696519
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The birth of the Christian Church, and what it means for modern religion and philosophy. This engaging guide presents an accessible overview of the birth of the Christian church, using the historical works found at the famous Nag Hammadi site in Egypt. With chapters discussing each of the major and minor documents found at Nag Hammadi, this volume also includes an overview of Gnosticism and the major players, revealing not only what the texts say, but also what they mean. -Renewed interest in Gnosticism and the Gnostic gospels is driven by interest in the Nag Hammadi documents, The DaVinci Code, the Matrix movies, the Kabbalah, renewed interest in the divine feminine ideal, and the fact that many who've left the Church are looking for new answers in the early church -Author is a scholar and expert who's studied with some of the top people in the field

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Roman Empire

Author: Eric Nelson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101199180
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You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

Understanding Judaism

Author: Benjamin Blech
Editor: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0876682913
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Judaism is primarily a religion of actions rather than beliefs. When the Jewish people accepted God's covenant, they committed themselves first to obedience and practice, and then to striving to understand the message implicit in the Torah. In Understanding Judaism: The Basics of Deed and Creed, a perfect textbook for independent and classroom study, Rabbi Benjamin Blech presents a comprehensive explication of the Jewish faith. What does it meant to be a Jew? How does religion affect the ways in which Jewish people think and act? What are the basic concepts of Judaism? This volume answers these vital questions.