The Jewish Experience: An Introduction to Jewish History and Jewish Life
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This is a story of the Jewish experience through history, which introduces and explains the many dimensions of Jewish life as "cycles" through which Jewish history, thought, writing, and practices have evolved and continue to mature. Steven Jacobs writes a clear and straightforward introduction that explains the basics of Jewish history, the tradition of texts, key philosophical and theological issues and thinkers, the Judaic calendar, and contemporary global concerns and what the future may portend for Judaism. This book is appropriate for use in general and historical introductory courses on Judaism as well as by general readers who seek a better understanding of the richness and meaning of Jewish life through history.

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Title: The Jewish Experience: An Introduction to Jewish History and Jewish Life
By: Steven Leonard Jacobs
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.5 (inches)
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 0800696638
ISBN-13: 9780800696634
Stock No: WW696634

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This is a story of the Jewish experience through history, which introduces and explains the many dimensions of Jewish life as "cycles" through which Jewish history, thought, writing, and practices have evolved and continue to mature. Steven Jacobs writes a clear and straightforward introduction that explains the basics of Jewish history, the tradition of texts, key philosophical and theological issues and thinkers, the Judaic calendar, and contemporary global concerns and what the future may portend for Judaism. This book is appropriate for use in general and historical introductory courses on Judaism as well as by general readers who seek a better understanding of the richness and meaning of Jewish life through history.

Author Bio

Steven Leonard Jacobs is the Aaron Aronov Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Jacobs has published widely in Holocaust/Shoah studies, including his recent In Search of Yesterday: The Holocaust and the Quest for Meaning and Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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