Judaism

By Dr. Geoffrey Wigoder
Read by Ben Kingsley

The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality Series

3.02 Hours 02/02/2006 unabridged
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Judaism is more than a religion; it is a civilization, including a people, a language, unique laws, a system of ethics, custom, a homeland, and a theology. Jews worship one God and obey a wide-ranging and vigorous moral law centered around the Torah—God’s teaching or instruction. Jewish sacred literature preserves the ancient oral tradition through the Hebrew Bible and other writings. Judaism has several major forms and traditions (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist Judaism) and is also the parent religion of both Christianity and Islam. The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality Series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world’s great religious traditions. It also describes a religion’s way of understanding scripture, identifies its outstanding thinkers, and discusses its attitude and relationship to society.

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Judaism is more than a religion; it is a civilization, including a people, a language, unique laws, a system of ethics, custom, a homeland, and a theology. Jews worship one God and obey a wide-ranging and vigorous moral law centered around the Torah—God’s teaching or instruction. Jewish sacred literature preserves the ancient oral tradition through the Hebrew Bible and other writings. Judaism has several major forms and traditions (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist Judaism) and is also the parent religion of both Christianity and Islam.

The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality Series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world’s great religious traditions. It also describes a religion’s way of understanding scripture, identifies its outstanding thinkers, and discusses its attitude and relationship to society.

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Author Bio: Dr. Geoffrey Wigoder

Dr. Geoffrey Wigoder was a broadcaster, scholar, and editor of Judaica. He was born in Leeds, England, and earned degrees in medieval Jewish history at Trinity College, Dublin, and Oxford University. He is the coauthor of the New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia and the sixteen-volume Encyclopedia Judaica. Some of his other works include The Encyclopedia of the Jewish Religion, Jewish Art and Civilization, and The Story of the Synagogue.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 3.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English