Encyclopedia of Judaism (Encyclopedia of World Religions)

October 30, 2020
Encyclopedia of Judaism (Encyclopedia of World Religions)

Encyclopedia of Judaism explores a religion that has a2,000-year recorded history and has been a part of the culture ofalmost every country and society around the globe. Encapsulatingall things Jewish—language, laws, literature, arts, theology,ritual, land, culture, and personalities—this authoritative volumeoffers readers access to Judaism from both a historical andcontemporary perspective.Since the demise of the Israelite religion, Jewish people havesettled around the world, adapted to their host cultures, andproduced cultural variances within Judaism. In doing so, they haveexperienced prosperity and tragedy, all of which is reflected inthis comprehensive reference, along with biographical data onnotable Jewish individuals.In about 800 A-to-Z entries, Encyclopedia of Judaismcovers Jewish tradition from religious practices in the Templethrough exile and diaspora in Europe and Asia, to the expansion ofJewish denominations in America to the modern state of Israel andthe continual development of rich diaspora Jewish communities.A comprehensive introduction, further readings,cross-references, and a chronology, in addition to photographs, ageneral bibliography, and a thorough index make Encyclopedia ofJudaisman easy-to-use and essential reference for high schooland college students, researchers, and general readers.http://www.infobasepublishing.com/Bookdetail.aspx?ISBN=0816054576&p=&ebooks=0