Routledge

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Part One: The Historical Framework
    1. The Biblical Legacy
    2. The Second Temple Era
    3. Judaism of the Talmud and Midrash
    4. Medieval Judaism
    5. Medieval Jewish Philosophy
    6. Kabbalah
    7. The Modern Era
  • Part Two: Jewish Beliefs and Values
    1. Devotion to one God
    2. God and the world
    3. Israel’s sacred history
    4. Life after death
    5. The mystic path
    6. Wisdom and scholarship
    7. Justice and morality
  • Part Three: Jewish Observances and Institutions
    1. Jewish education
    2. Places of worship: Temple and synagogue
    3. Judaism and daily life
    4. The sacred calendar
    5. Life cycle observances
  • Appendix I: Guide to pronunciation and transliteration
  • Appendix II: Timeline of the history of Judaism
  • Glossary