How not to study Judaism
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How not to study Judaism examples and counter-examples by Jacob Neusner

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham .
Written in English


  • Jewish learning and scholarship -- United States.,
  • Jews -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJacob Neusner.
SeriesStudies in Judaism
LC ClassificationsDS113 .N48x 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22602525M
ISBN 10076182782X, 0761827838

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I first read this 20 years ago when I knew basically nothing about Judaism. This book gave me an 'aha' moment and I have probably given out 15 of these to Jews and non-jews. It is a great basic but not too basic book on our beliefs, our mission, and some why and why not' by: External Study: Students in the Study of Judaism may wish to study at another institution during the course of their program. In the past, students have spent a year or semester studying Rabbinic texts at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and Mechon Hadar in New York City. External study is not credited toward UVA requirements. However, Judaism appears to be flourishing, it would help to understand why Jews did not lose their faith in God. Federow appears to believe that the Old Testament is literally true. He does not really explain how a literal interpretation of the Bible can be reconciled with our knowledge of science and history/5(82). The other Holy Book for the Jewish religion is the Talmud which includes the Mishnah, which means "repetition" or "study" and the Gemara, which means "addition" or "completion." As society changed, the Jews found that the Torah needed to be updated from its original agricultural emphasis. Those changes became part of the Mishnah.

To clarify, there are in general two levels of ruach simply inspires and moves the person to take a specific action, like rescuing a community, as is the case with the various Judges of Israel (see, for example, Judges , ).The second and greater level of ruach ha-kodesh is when the person is granted divine knowledge, and may also be encouraged to speak or write about : Yehuda Shurpin. Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser wrote, "This is not an uncommon impression and one finds it sometimes among Jews as well as Christians—that Judaism is the religion of the Hebrew Bible. It is, of course, a fallacious impression Judaism is not the religion of the Bible" (Judaism and the Christian Predicament, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, , p. 59). Start studying Religions Study Guide (Judaism). Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. This is one of the reasons that Talmud study for many people in the modern world is not a practical activity at all, but rather an important religious experience. Even in the past, for that matter, the main reason for the Talmud’s preeminence, the chief cause of Author: Robert Goldenberg.