Description : Judaism is primarily a religion of actions rather than beliefs. When the Jewish people accepted God's covenant, they committed themselves first to obedience and practice, and then to striving to understand the message implicit in the Torah. In Understanding Judaism: The Basics of Deed and Creed, a perfect textbook for independent and classroom study, Rabbi Benjamin Blech presents a comprehensive explication of the Jewish faith. What does it meant to be a Jew? How does religion affect the ways in which Jewish people think and act? What are the basic concepts of Judaism? This volume answers these vital questions.
Description : What does the Torah say that makes it relevant to today? How can we understand the mitzvos? Why should I believe? Why be Jewish? What does a Jew have to do? Is science an enemy of Judaism?JEP has answers. For decades, the Jewish Education Prog
Description : Arguably the oldest monotheistic faith, Judaism worships one universal God and focuses on the relationship He is believed to have initiated with the Jewish people. "Understanding Judaism" covers Judaism's development over three millennia, explaining major aspects such as early sects, the importance of Moses, the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, Hasidism, Zionism, the Kabbalistic tradition, and relations with Christianity and Islam.
Description : One of our most popular religion and history titles - updated and reivsed. This guide contains a complete, authoritative account of the Jewish people - including profiles of Biblical and political leaders - and focuses on understanding the Jewish influence on American and world culture, offering insights into the Yiddish and Hebrew languages, theater, art, literature, comedy, film, television, and more.
Description : Rabbi Rosen presents a serious and concise overview of Jewish history, theology and practice from Judaism's biblical origins to the present day. The book provides an integrated approach that relates the main developments in Judaism to their historical context. The author is an Orthodox rabbi and academic. The book is written from the perspective of a committed and a practicing Jew but is not uncritical and incorporates different perspectives.
Description : Explores the religious experience of Judaism through the perceptions and teachings of ordinary Jews and the creative elite.
Description : Far from being a utopia of material prosperity, the millenium of the Book of Revelation is God's response to the cry of those who suffer for their faith. St John's concern for the martyrs embraces all who are unjustly treated. It springs from his attack on the ideology underpinning the Roman Empire and the alternative world order he offers. Dr McKelvey shows that Revelation is essential reading for those who are concerned about the idolatories of the modern world and today's victims of oppressive systems and regimes. There is nothing here for those who seek to set the doomsday clock, but plenty to make us question the prevailing culture in the name of God's justice and truth and to reject the fatalism that assumes that nothing can change. The book demonstrates that far from being an isolated reference, the millenium is integral to the whole of Revelation.