tudor queens series eligible curtis sittenfeld desmond elliott 2017 Harry Potter House Eds make the most of Lovereading
Search our site
Best Laid Plans by Kathy Lette Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathy Lette book before its publication on 13/07/2017

What Do Jews Believe? by Edward Kessler
  

What Do Jews Believe?

Part of the What Do We Believe Series

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

What Do Jews Believe? by Edward Kessler

There is a story about a Jew who travels from Israel to the United States. When he returns, he tells his friend some of the amazing things he has seen. 'I met a Jew who had grown up in a yeshiva and knew large sections of the Talmud by heart. I met a Jew who was an atheist. I met a Jew who owned a large business and I met a Jew who was an ardent communist.' 'So what's so strange?' the friend asks. 'America is a big country and millions of Jews live there.' 'You don't understand,' the man answers. 'It was the same Jew.' Judaism is not simply a series of beliefs. It is a practice and a way of life. What do Jews Believe? explores the variety of ways Jews live their lives: religious and secular, Ashkenazi and Sephardi, Jews in Israel and Jews who live in the Diaspora. It asks what Judaism means and what it means to be a Jew. It also asks how and why such a small number of people, totalling no more than twenty million worldwide, have played such a significant role in our planet's history.

Reviews

'An excellent series of short books on beliefs in the modern world' The Bookseller Currently available in the series (April 06)- Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Druids


About the Author

Edward Kessler is Founder of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations and writes widely on Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations. Among his many publications is the acclaimed Bound by the Bible: Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice of Isaac.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

7th August 2006

Author

Edward Kessler

More books by Edward Kessler
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Granta Books

Format

Paperback
100 pages

Categories

Judaism

ISBN

9781862078628

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools