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Historical Dictionary of Judaism (Historical Dictionaries of Religions,… (2006)

by Norman Solomon

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In loving memory of Devora (1932-1998)
Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace

לזכר הרבנית מרת יהדית דבורה בת ר׳ ברוך
דרכיה דרכי נוץם וכל נתיבותיה שלום
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EDITOR'S FOREWORD [by Jon Woronoff]
Judaism has never been the religion of more than a tiny fraction of humanity.
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SHEMA. See also ATTITUDE IN PRAYER; HOLOCAUST THEOLOGY; LITURGY; LOVE OF GOD.
The Shema consists of three scriptural paragraphs: Dt. 6:4-9, Dt. 11-13-21, and Num. 15:37-41.
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Judaism, the religion of the Jewish people, is one of the first recorded monotheistic religions, and as such is one of the oldest religious traditions still practiced today. While its influences can be seen in the religions of both Christianity and Islam, many of its beliefs, traditions, and practices are unknown. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Judaism doesn't just present "religious" beliefs in a traditional sense, but investigates the complex intermingling of religion, devotion, lifestyle and culture, as it is found in diverse Jewish populations around the world and as it has evolved over the course of recent human history. Judaism, like many other cultural institutions, has rarely remained static—instead, continually investigating and questioning itself, metamorphosing in relation to the world.

By means of a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and numerous cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, writings, institutions, concepts, Hebrew words, philosophy, theology, and religious law, author Norman Solomon provides an important reference source for the study of Judaism.

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Judaism, the religion of the Jewish people, is one of the first recorded monotheistic religions, and as such is one of the oldest religious traditions still practiced today. While its influences can be seen in the religions of both Christianity and Islam, many of its beliefs, traditions, and practices are unknown. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Judaism doesn't just present "religious" beliefs in a traditional sense, but investigates the complex intermingling of religion, devotion, lifestyle and culture, as it is found in diverse Jewish populations around the world and as it has evolved over the course of recent human history. Judaism, like many other cultural institutions, has rarely remained static?instead, continually investigating and questioning itself, metamorphosing in relation to the world. By means of a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and numerous cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, writings, institutions, concepts, Hebrew words, philosophy, theology, and religious law, author Norman Solomon provides an important reference source for the study of Judaism.… (more)

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