By Stephen M. Wylen
Initially released in 1989, this entire survey of Judaism has develop into a favored textual content in universities, non secular schools and seminaries, and grownup schooling sessions. Now, its writer, Stephen Wylen, plays a real carrier via updating his severely acclaimed textual content for the twenty first century. Settings of Silver, moment variation, displays the adjustments within the political constitution of japanese Europe and different contemporary occasions, whereas holding its accessibility, easy-to-understand language, and compactness.
In 4 sections, the writer covers the heritage of Judaism. part One contains simple ideals, what it ability to be a Jew, the position of Torah, and the Jewish view of God. part covers religion, practices and customs, together with holydays, marriage and family members legislation and formality, nutritional legislation, and ideology surrounding loss of life and the afterlife. part 3 is a background of Judaism, from its foundations to the early a part of the 20 th century, with a glance to mysticism, literature, philosophy and lifestyle within the Jewish neighborhood. In part 4 the writer maintains the historical past of Judaism as much as the current day, together with the Holocaust, the kingdom of Israel, the results of modernism on Judaism, and the way forward for Judaism.
Engaging, well timed, and applicable for people of all spiritual backgrounds, this enduring paintings belongs within the library of a person (Jews integrated) who desires to comprehend Judaism and the Jewish people.