An Introduction to Judaism (Introduction to Religion) by Nicholas de Lange

By Nicholas de Lange

In his publication, "An creation to Judaism", Dr. Nicholas de Lange supplied a brief perception into the faith and its fans. I saw that he designed this booklet for those that have very little time to speculate on voluminous texts. the varied illustrations he used to demystify historic thoughts like Zionism and Diaspora are of significant price; even though that any one who's conversant in his past works, just like the "Atlas of the Jewish global and Jews", wouldn't be too surprised. this can be one e-book that would enlighten an individual who has curiosity in Jewish heritage and demography. it's a well-researched piece. fantastically summarized! one other compelling chronicle.

Show description

Read Online or Download An Introduction to Judaism (Introduction to Religion) PDF

Similar judaism books

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary

The coeditor of the drastically well known Jewish Catalog "help[s] readers comprehend extra absolutely the which means of our vacation trips and thereby to monitor those gala's . . . with a better devotion and pleasure. "--Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler

About the author
MICHAEL STRASSFELD is the rabbi of the Society for the development of Judaism, a synagogue. He lives in long island together with his spouse, Rabbi
Joy Levitt, and their 5 children.

Originally released in 1985.
E-published in 2011.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Personages of Earliest Christianity

Who wrote the useless Sea Scrolls? Paleographical relationship has tended to downplay the Scrolls' value and to distance them from the personages of earliest Christianity, yet a gently labored out concept in response to radiocarbon relationship and different checks connects Scroll allusions to personages and occasions in a selected period of time and indicates a brand new view on how and why the Romans crucified Jesus.

Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism

There are lots of books dedicated to explicating Jewish legislation and customs on the subject of demise and mourning and a wealth of experiences addressing the importance of loss of life practices around the globe. notwithstanding, by no means earlier than has there been a learn of the loss of life and mourning practices of the founders of Judaism - the Rabbis of overdue antiquity.

Jews in Medieval Christendom: Slay Them Not

In Jews in Medieval Christendom: Slay Them no longer, a global staff of students from a number of disciplines examines the manifold ways in which medieval Christians coped with the presence of Jews of their midst. The collection's touchstone comes from St. Augustine's interpretation of Psalm 59:11: "Slay them no longer, lest my humans disregard: scatter them by means of thy strength; and produce them down," because it utilized to Jews in Christendom, an interpretation that deeply affected medieval Christian recommendations for facing Jews in Europe.

Extra info for An Introduction to Judaism (Introduction to Religion)

Example text

Their numbers were very small. Zionist immigration, before and after the Balfour Declaration of  and the granting of the British Mandate by the League of Nations in , completely changed the nature of the Jewish presence in the Land of Israel. The first census held in British Palestine, in , recorded , Jews, % of the total population, whereas in  there were ,,, forming % of the total. As with other countries of immigration, successive waves have come from different coun- The Jews throughout the world  tries.

The United Jewish Appeal (founded ) channels funds raised in a massive annual campaign into a wide range of deserving causes. Its foremost beneficiary is Israel, which has received enormous funds destined particularly for the absorption of immigrants, but help is given to humanitarian projects in many countries. Two other important organisations which continue the American Jewish tradition of rendering practical assistance to the less fortunate are the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS, founded ) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC, founded ).

A few chief rabbis have commanded widespread respect, but they constitute the exception. By contrast other holders of  The Jews in the world religious appointments have earned public ridicule and have contributed to the very obvious alienation of many young Israelis from religion. In contrast to most diaspora communities, the image of the rabbinate in Israel tends to be a negative one, particularly among secular Jews. This is not merely a matter of anticlerical prejudice. The state rabbis rarely involve themselves in pastoral care or religious instruction, as their diaspora counterparts do, and so are not treated with the respect and affection accorded to some religious figures who are outside the state system.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 10 votes