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The Illustrated Guide To Judaism

Author : Dan Cohn-Sherbok
ISBN : 0754823563
Genre : History
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An in-depth introduction to the religion and its rich cultural and spiritual heritage. It describes the different aspects of Orthodox and Reform, and of mysticism and kabbalah.

Illustrated Guide To Jewish Law

Author : Zeev Greenwald
ISBN : 0873068009
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive, illustrated guide to kashrus. Contains a special detailed section on checking vegetables for insects.

The Illustrated Guide To World Religions

Author : Michael D. Coogan
ISBN : 019521997X
Genre : Religion
File Size : 66. 42 MB
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Graced with rich illustrations and written by a team of eminent scholars, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions presents a wealth of information on faiths around the world. Each chapter in this volume examines one of seven major world religions--from Judaism to Christianity and from Islam to Buddhism--and contains information about its holidays and festivities, key historical and mythological figures, architectural styles, calendars, language, and important texts. The book deals with such issues as the afterlife, the role of women, the importance of saints, and the quest for higher wisdom. We discover, for instance, that Pure Land Buddhism--found mainly in China, Japan, and Tibet--holds that meditation on a particular deity at the moment of death will help insure rebirth into that deity's celestial domain. In Judaism, on the other hand, the concept of an afterlife has never played a central role. Uniquely organized in a manner that encourages comparative analysis, the book's lavish full-color art, maps, and photographs all focus on faith in practice, in both elaborate ritual and everyday life. Religion continues to be a monumental force in a rapidly changing world. Whether tracing the origins of your own faith or attempting to satisfy a curiosity about religious practices an ocean away, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions will be a fascinating and indispensable guide to the complexity of the world's living religions.

Living Judaism

Author : Wayne D. Dosick
ISBN : UOM:39015055595543
Genre : Religion
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Provides a survey of the Jewish faith, people, literature, and tradition from the Reformed to the Conservative to the Orthodox, including a timeline of Jewish history

Simply Jewish An Illustrated Get To The Point Guide To Judaism

Author : Reuven Epstein
ISBN : 1602040176
Genre : Religion
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This remarkable handbook is like having a personal Rabbi on call to walk you through the basic how's and why's of every major mitzvah, practice and aspect of Jewish life. It covers every holiday, lifecycle event, and ritual you will ever encounter, and virtually every question you have ever asked about Judaism. Simply Jewish includes step-by-step guides and handy resources, and presents everything in a clear, concise and easy-to-read format. ItÆs that simple. Book jacket.

Reader S Guide To Judaism

Author : Michael Terry
ISBN : 9781135941505
Genre : Reference
File Size : 43. 92 MB
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The Reader's Guide to Judaism is a survey of English-language translations of the most important primary texts in the Jewish tradition. The field is assessed in some 470 essays discussing individuals (Martin Buber, Gluckel of Hameln), literature (Genesis, Ladino Literature), thought and beliefs (Holiness, Bioethics), practice (Dietary Laws, Passover), history (Venice, Baghdadi Jews of India), and arts and material culture (Synagogue Architecture, Costume). The emphasis is on Judaism, rather than on Jewish studies more broadly.

The Book Of Jewish Practice

Author : Louis Jacobs
ISBN : 0874414601
Genre : Religion
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Illustrations. explanations of why certain things are done in a particular way, contemporary applications and information on how to do things is thus made available.

To Be A Jew

Author : Hayim Halevy Donin
ISBN : 0465086322
Genre : Religion
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The classic guide to the ageless heritage of Judaism Embraced over many decades by hundreds of thousands of readers, To Be a Jew offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to traditional Jewish laws and customs as they apply to daily life in the contemporary world. In simple and powerful language, Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin presents the fundamentals of Judaism, including the laws and observances for the Sabbath, the dietary laws, family life, prayer at home and in the synagogue, the major and minor holidays, and the guiding principles and observances of life, such as birth, naming, circumcision, adoption and conversion, Bar-mitzvah, marriage, divorce, death, and mourning. Ideal for reference, reflection, and inspiration, To Be a Jew will by greatly valued by anyone who feels that knowing, understanding, and observing the laws and traditions of Judaism in daily life is the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

Relational Judaism

Author : Ron Wolfson
ISBN : 9781580236669
Genre : Religion
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Noted educator and community revitalization pioneer Dr. Ron Wolfson presents practical strategies and case studies to guide Jewish leaders in turning institutions into engaging communities that connect members to Judaism in meaningful and lasting ways.

Art And Architecture Of The World S Religions Judaism

Author : Leslie Ross
ISBN : 0313342903
Genre : Art
File Size : 25. 29 MB
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"Beginning with faiths in the ancient worlds of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, this set examines the major religions and their art and architecture from countries and continents all over the globe. Sixteen chapters present basic religions and their beliefs, as well as specific examples of how art/architecture reflects each religion's values. The major focus of each chapter, however, is on the temples, churches, religious buildings, statues, paintings, and other works of art and architecture created by believers. Each is examined in terms of its history, materials, symbols, colors, and patterns, explaining its significance to the reader. The set contains approximately 200 illustrations. Topics covered include: stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals; ancient Egyptian tombs; diversity of Jewish synagogues; Zen Buddhist garden and temple design; sculptural programs on Hindu temples; Mesoamerican pyramid-temple complexes; and, African masks used in ceremonial performance." --Publisher.

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