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Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (original 1996; edition 2000)
Judaism: A Very Short Introduction by Norman Solomon (1996)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192853902, Paperback)Norman Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to surveying the nature and development of Judaism, this Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism -- its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the Jewish people are also addressed, such as the impact of the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of women, and medical and commercial ethics.
About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam
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This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader both to the teachings of Judaism and to its integration into daily life, including information on festivals, prayers, customs and various sects. Originally published: 1996.
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