This entire dictionary of the Jewish faith includes approximately 2,400 alphabetically prepared entries starting from brief definitions to long essays on significant subject matters. it's the so much available and entire one-volume source on hand for info at the options, ideals, and practices of ancient and modern Jewish spiritual practice.
The mixed attempt of Israeli, American, and eu students, this dictionary displays the good number of Jewish spiritual expression, from the conventional ways to such contemporary adaptations as Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist Judaism. It covers all elements of Jewish perform, legislation, and theology as expressed within the Bible and the Talmud and by means of philosophers all through heritage. The paintings additionally contains biographical sketches of significant personalities linked to the improvement of the Jewish faith over the centuries, articles at the mystical culture and folklore, and entries addressing the more moderen spiritual concerns posed by means of the life of the nation of Israel.
even if short definitions, old sketches, or explanatory essays, all entries within the dictionary are in actual fact and concisely written. All Hebrew phrases and words are outlined for college students and common readers. quite a few pass- references in the textual content are designed to steer clients to entries on comparable topics, and precious bibliographies are supplied as aids to additional analyzing and examine. delivering complete insurance in an easy-to-use structure, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion is the proper creation to the Jewish faith and an vital source for college students, students, and normal readers.
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