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The Way into the Varieties of Jewishness

Fishman, Sylvia Barack

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ISBN 10: 158023030X / ISBN 13: 9781580230308
Published by Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2007
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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8vo. Hardcover. xiv, 262 pages, including glossary, bibliography and index. 2007 First Printing. Glossy blue dust jacket with Hebrew script to front and red and white lettering to front and to spine appears as new, unclipped, mylar protected. Blue paper-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine are ver good. Internally clean and fresh. In all, an excellent copy, appearing to be new and unread. Seller info: Religion E-H. Bookseller Inventory # 0016070JS

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Title: The Way into the Varieties of Jewishness

Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights Publishing

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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An accessible introduction to the many ways Jews understand Jewishness and identify themselves and their communities―throughout history and today.

For everyone who wants to understand the varieties of Jewish identity, its boundaries and inclusions, this book explores the religious and historical understanding of what it has meant to be Jewish from ancient times to the present controversy over “Who is a Jew?” Beginning with the biblical period, it takes readers era by era through Jewish history to reveal who the Jewish community included and excluded, and discusses the fascinating range of historical conflicts that Jews have dealt with internally. It provides an understanding of how the Jewish people and faith developed, and of what the major religious differences are among Jewish movements today.

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Sylvia Barack Fishman, PhD, a well-known author of many articles and books including Double or Nothing? Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage and Jewish Life and American Culture, is professor of contemporary Jewish life at Brandeis University, and codirector of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. She speaks frequently at temples and Jewish communal events as well as at academic conferences.

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