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The Resource What do Jews believe? : the spiritual foundations of Judaism, David S. Ariel

What do Jews believe? : the spiritual foundations of Judaism, David S. Ariel

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What do Jews believe? : the spiritual foundations of Judaism
Title
What do Jews believe?
Title remainder
the spiritual foundations of Judaism
Statement of responsibility
David S. Ariel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Once understood as an inherited tradition, religion is increasingly viewed today as a matter of personal choice, an experience to be examined and explored. Yet while many American Jews feel an emotional attachment to Judaism, they cannot always articulate the beliefs that define their faith. In this provocative study, David Ariel explores the diverse and colorful views of Jewish thinkers on the profound issues of God, human destiny, good and evil, chosenness, Torah, and messianism, among many other subjects. Despite a diversity of views, Ariel finds an overarching structure in the "sacred myths" that Jews of every orientation return to as their core beliefs - the essential ideas that each generation strives to interpret and apply to life
  • To call these beliefs "myths" does not mean that they are fairy tales, but rather that they are starting points that define the essence of faith. Meaning, Ariel argues, is always presented in the language of the myths, or beliefs, that a culture holds sacred, and the sacred myths of Judaism reveal the special nature of Jewish spirituality. This spirited, clarifying discussion guides us toward a definition of the beliefs that shape Jewish identity, providing the rationale and stimulus for a reconnection to the spiritual tradition of Judaism
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ariel, David S
Dewey number
296.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
Label
What do Jews believe? : the spiritual foundations of Judaism, David S. Ariel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. God -- 2. Human Destiny -- 3. Good and Evil -- 4. The Chosen People -- 5. The Meaning of Torah -- 6. The Mitzvot -- 7. Prayer -- 8. The Messiah -- 9. Why Be Jewish? A Letter to My Children
Control code
1648872
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780805210590
Lccn
94003550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805210590
  • (OCoLC)30894664
Label
What do Jews believe? : the spiritual foundations of Judaism, David S. Ariel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. God -- 2. Human Destiny -- 3. Good and Evil -- 4. The Chosen People -- 5. The Meaning of Torah -- 6. The Mitzvot -- 7. Prayer -- 8. The Messiah -- 9. Why Be Jewish? A Letter to My Children
Control code
1648872
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780805210590
Lccn
94003550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805210590
  • (OCoLC)30894664

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