On Being a Jew  -     By: James L. Kugel
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On Being a Jew

Johns Hopkins University Press / 1998 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 204
Vendor: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 8.17 X 5.43 X 0.46 (inches)
ISBN: 0801859433
ISBN-13: 9780801859434

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Composed as a meandering dialogue between a wily Syrian-Jewish banker and an American graduate student of literature, this engaging book explains all the basic beliefs and practices of Judaism--Jewish teachings on intermarriage and conversion, keeping the Sabbath, prayer and Torah, midrash and mitzvot, and God's presence in the world. Although the book has plenty of the "how to" of religious practice, "Being a Jew" is in the end an eloquent reflection on Judaism's deepest theme: living life as a way of serving God.

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