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by Stephen M. Wylen

Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism download ebook
ISBN:
0809130718
ISBN13:
978-0809130719
Author:
Stephen M. Wylen
Publisher:
Paulist Pr; 1st edition (September 1989)
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397 pages
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4.1

Stephen Wylen's Settings of Silver is an excellent, concise, easy, and informed introduction to. .

Stephen Wylen's Settings of Silver is an excellent, concise, easy, and informed introduction to the religion of the Jews. -Lawrence Kushner, Rabbi-in-Residence at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and author of Invisible Lines of Connection; Eyes Remade for Wonder, and other books.

Paulist Press, 2000 - 480 pages.

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A comprehensive survey of Judaism, its history, beliefs, practices and customs, branches and sects, from its founding to the present da.

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Reading this book give so much information, you get closer to judaism as its possible. I was enjoying so much reading this book, it is a great selection if anybody is going to convert to judaism. This is the one! By Thriftbooks. com User, March 3, 2002. If you are interested in converting or would like to know more about the jewish way of life, then this is the book to read. Rabbi Wylen explains it all in a very understanding way. I loved it. 0.

408 pages, softcover. Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) Weight: 1 pound 8 ounces ISBN: 080913960X ISBN-13: 9780809139606 Stock No: WW13960. Publisher's Description

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Now, its author, Stephen Wylen, performs a genuine service by updating his critically acclaimed text for the 21st century. In four sections, the author covers the history of Judaism

Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism.

Orthodox Judaism maintains the 13 Principles of Faith as formulated by Maimonides in his introduction to Chapter Helek of the . Wylen, Stephen M. Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism, Paulist Press, 2000, p. 75. ISBN 0-8091-3960-X

Orthodox Judaism maintains the 13 Principles of Faith as formulated by Maimonides in his introduction to Chapter Helek of the Mishna Torah. Each principle starts with the words Ani Maamin (I believe). Number 12 is the main principle relating to Mashiach. Orthodox Jews strictly believe in a Messiah, life after death, and restoration of the promised land:. ISBN 0-8091-3960-X. For a Jew, however, any form of shituf is tantamount to idolatry in the fullest sense of the word.

Originally published in 1989, this comprehensive survey of Judaism has become a popular text in universities, religious colleges and seminaries, and adult education classes. Now, its author, Stephen Wylen, performs a genuine service by updating his critically acclaimed text for the 21st century. Settings of Silver, Second Edition, reflects the changes in the political structure of Eastern Europe and other recent events, while retaining its accessibility, easy-to-understand language, and compactness.

In four sections, the author covers the history of Judaism. Section One includes basic beliefs, what it means to be a Jew, the role of Torah, and the Jewish view of God. Section Two covers faith, practices and customs, including holydays, marriage and family law and ritual, dietary laws, and beliefs surrounding death and the afterlife. Section Three is a history of Judaism, from its foundations to the early part of the 20th century, with a look to mysticism, literature, philosophy and daily life in the Jewish community. In Section Four the author continues the history of Judaism up to the present day, including the Holocaust, the State of Israel, the effects of modernism on Judaism, and the future of Judaism.

Engaging, timely, and appropriate for persons of all religious backgrounds, this enduring work belongs in the library of anyone (Jews included) who wants to understand Judaism and the Jewish people.

Reviews:
  • Grotilar
My son, the child of a mixed marriage who was raised with respect for all faiths, but (if we're honest about it) in sort of a rudderless manner, has found ENORMOUS comfort in this book, as with the following book (The Concise Book of Mitzvoth: The Commandments). At a time in his life where this sort of guidance is enormously comforting, this Presbyterian mom is so, so grateful to the author. I look forward to helping him find guidance for and celebrating his Bar Mitzvah.
  • Morad
If you are looking for a fairly thorough, balanced, and scholarly approach to the introduction of Judaism, it seems this book should suit your needs. The writing is fairly clear and direct, so it could be used for an introductory course to the Jewish faith, and covers Judaism in more detail than shorter works. The writer tries to avoid introducing biases or preferences for one view of Judaism (Modern, Conservative or Reform) over the other. Historical dimension on the development of Judaism is also included here. On the whole I found it to be a responsible and thorough overview to the Jewish faith, and the concerns of the Jewish people.
  • Vrion
Excellent book for those who want to learn about Judaism. Covers a wide range of topics, easy to read. I would enjoy this book even if I was not taking an "Intro to Judaism" class.
  • happy light
This book is an excellent primer for those who are looking to learn more about Judaism, whether for the purpose of gaining general knowledge or wishing to discover whether conversion is a good route for them to take. It is incredibly informative and easy to read without dumbing down things or sounding preachy- in fact, this book makes no attempt to encourage conversion, it just provides information clearly. A refreshing change from many Christian works which encourage conversion first and provide information second, often in false causal chains or assuming unrelated line items to be true. This book is not dogmatic making it great.
  • Fordg
Explains concepts very well. Good textbook for Judaism classes.
  • Whitebinder
Wonderful foundation book about Judaism. Great for people who are converting or those who want to understand the faith and traditions of the Jewish people.
  • Nuadador
Informative, but a dry read.
Got this for my Judaism class & it is pretty clear and easy to understand.