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Published: 28 August 2014

176 Pages | Approx 13 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199687350

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Judaism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Norman Solomon

Very Short Introductions

  • A concise guide to all aspects of Jewish faith and practice
  • Includes the history of Judaism and its development thoughout the centuries
  • Explores what Judaism means around the world today
  • Considers some of big issues including the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Considers how Judaism is perceived and understood in the twenty first century
  • Looks historically at the relationship between Judaism and the Muslim faith
  • Charts the rise of Zohar and Kabbala on contemporary culture in recent years
  • Considers how Judaism deals with issues such as homosexuality and gay marriage
  • Updated further reading section