Theory and Contemporary Issues

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JUDAISM: DEVELOPMENT AND LIFE guides readers through the history, evolution, life patterns, institutions, practices, customs, and current expressions of Judaism. This text assumes no prior knowledge about Judaism or the Bible, making it ideal for introductory courses. The only other book necessary to understanding this book is the Bible itself. A chapter on Zionism and the State of Israel includes up-to-date information about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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Holocaust survivor Trepp (Jewish studies, U. of Mainz, Germany; formerly, Napa Valley College, CA) introduces Judaism to both Jews and non-Jews. Coverage includes history, sacred texts, theological issues, life as mitzvah , the position of women, and other continuing challenges. This edition (no dates are given for previous ones) expands coverage of Israel, the peace process there, the Holocaust, and intrafaith relations. Includes illustrations, a glossary of Jewish terms and personages, and an extensive categorized bibliography. An auxiliary online library database is available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Australia ; Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning ; Toronto : Nelson thompson Learning, 2001
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 0534546343
Characteristics: x, 486 p. ; 24 cm


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