Download e-book for kindle: An Introduction to Judaism (Introduction to Religion) by Nicholas de Lange

By Nicholas de Lange

ISBN-10: 0511009313

ISBN-13: 9780511009310

ISBN-10: 0521460735

ISBN-13: 9780521460736

ISBN-10: 0521466245

ISBN-13: 9780521466240

In his e-book, "An advent to Judaism", Dr. Nicholas de Lange supplied a short perception into the faith and its fans. I saw that he designed this ebook for those who have very little time to take a position on voluminous texts. the various illustrations he used to demystify historical options like Zionism and Diaspora are of serious worth; even supposing that anyone who's accustomed to his past works, just like the "Atlas of the Jewish international and Jews", wouldn't be too surprised. this is often one booklet that would enlighten someone who has curiosity in Jewish background and demography. it's a well-researched piece. fantastically summarized! one other compelling chronicle.

Show description

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

Best judaism books

Read e-book online The Bible's Cutting Room Floor PDF

The Bible you always learn isn't the whole tale. a few holy writings have been skipped over for political or theological purposes, others just because of the actual regulations of historic bookmaking expertise. every now and then, the compilers of the Bible skipped details that they assumed everybody knew. a few passages have been even passed over accidentally.

Get Jews, Judaism, and the Reformation in Sixteenth-Century PDF

This quantity brings jointly vital learn at the reception and illustration of Jews and Judaism in overdue medieval German notion, the works of significant Reformation-era theologians, students, and pursuits, and in well known literature and the visible arts. It additionally explores social, highbrow, and cultural advancements inside Judaism and Jewish responses to the Reformation in sixteenth-century Germany.

The Ultimate Jewish Trivia Book: 500 Questions to Test Your by Signe Bergstrom PDF

Imagine you recognize every little thing there's to grasp approximately being Jewish? Oy vey, permit me let you know, that's loads of "drek" to maintain in one's "Yiddisher kop"! yet why be at midnight? overlaying info on every thing from spiritual background to the style global, the "Ultimate Jewish trivialities e-book "delves into the complete "megillah" .

Michah Gottlieb's Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn's Theological-Political PDF

The hot renewal of the faith-reason debate has targeted recognition on past episodes in its historical past. one in every of its memorable highlights happened through the Enlightenment, with the outbreak of the "Pantheism Controversy" among the eighteenth century Jewish thinker Moses Mendelssohn and the Christian Counter-Enlightenment philosopher Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi.

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

Example text

Ff. org/gov/laws.  The Jews in the world The question of freedom of religion in Israel is a complex one, and this is an area in which there are many tensions. In principle Jews are free from any external constraint, and can practise their religion in whatever way they see fit, indeed this is proclaimed as one of the advantages of living in Israel over life in the Diaspora. In reality it has to be said that many Jews, and particularly immigrants from western countries, where non-Orthodox (Conservative, Reform and Liberal) forms of Judaism predominate numerically, feel frustration at being deprived of certain basic religious freedoms, hampered in the free exercise of their religion, and denied access to the official structure of religious life in the religious councils.

The new-style nation was identified with the state, and all citizens were members. It was an attractive doctrine, but some Jews drew a different conclusion from the premisses: if the Greeks could break away from the Ottoman Empire and have their own state, if subject peoples like the Hungarians or the Czechs could struggle for 16 Examples in Margaret H. Williams, The Jews among the Greeks and Romans (London, ), pp. –.  The Jewish people and its past their national liberation, the Jews too could square the circle by declaring themselves a nation in the modern sense, and fighting, by force if need be, for their own state.

The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Communist regimes in eastern Europe put an end to a system which, while it had been felt as repressive by many Jews, and particularly by their religious leadership, had also generally respected their ethnic integrity and protected them from the worst effects of popular antisemitism. The restoration of freedom of speech made life easier for Jews in some ways, but also gave greater freedom to the Jews’ enemies. Emigration, which had proceeded by fits and starts in response to volatile political opportunities, now became a spate.

Download PDF sample

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


by Kenneth
4.2

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 8 votes