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Understand Jewish celebrations, symbols, and observances Discover how the Torah guides all aspects of human behavior Jewish tradition teaches that hidden within the letters of the Torah is the wisdom of the universe. This plain-English guide to this profound collection of insight and guidance explains how the basic principles of the Five Books of Moses continuously apply to new situations as human history unfolds. Discover: * The Torah's view of God and God's message * The celebration of holy days in Torah time * Ways to follow Jewish customs according to the Torah * The different levels of Torah interpretation * Translations for studying the Torah…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Understand Jewish celebrations, symbols, and observances Discover how the Torah guides all aspects of human behavior Jewish tradition teaches that hidden within the letters of the Torah is the wisdom of the universe. This plain-English guide to this profound collection of insight and guidance explains how the basic principles of the Five Books of Moses continuously apply to new situations as human history unfolds. Discover: * The Torah's view of God and God's message * The celebration of holy days in Torah time * Ways to follow Jewish customs according to the Torah * The different levels of Torah interpretation * Translations for studying the Torah
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 380
  • 2007
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: 1. Auflage. 2008. 380 S. 233 mm
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 232mm x 189mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 575g
  • ISBN-13: 9780470173459
  • ISBN-10: 0470173459
  • Best.Nr.: 22988826
Autorenporträt
Arthur Kurzweil is known as America's foremost Jewish genealogist. The author/editor of several books, he lectures extensively on the subjects of Judaica, magic, and mysticism.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction.

Part I: The Torah 101.

Chapter 1: Beginning with Torah Basics.

Chapter 2: Encountering God, the Ultimate Author.

Chapter 3: Examining the Treasures of the Torah.

Part II: One by One: The Books of the Torah.

Chapter 4: "In the Beginning": The Book of Genesis.

Chapter 5: "These Are the Names": The Book of Exodus.

Chapter 6: "And He Called": The Book of Leviticus.

Chapter 7: "In the Wilderness": The Book of Numbers.

Chapter 8: "Words": The Book of Deuteronomy.

Part III: The Torah: An Operating Manual for Planet Earth.

Chapter 9: Keeping Your Personal Behavior in Line with the Torah.

Chapter 10: Living by the Word of the Torah in the Community.

Part IV: The Importance of the Torah in Judaism.

Chapter 11: Observing the Holy Days in Torah Time.

Chapter 12: Following Jewish Customs According to the Torah.
Chapter 13: Walking through the Torah Synagogue Service.

Chapter 14: The Final Commandment: Writing a Torah Scroll.

Chapter 15: Always Up for Discussion: Analyzing the Torah.

Chapter 16: Studying the Torah with Translations, Commentaries, and Other Resources.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: The Ten Commandments According to the Torah.

Chapter 18: Ten Frequently Misunderstood Quotes from the Torah.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: A Glossary of Torah Terms and Names.

Appendix B: The 248 Positive Commandments in the Torah.

Appendix C: The 365 Negative Commandments in the Torah.

Index.