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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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.
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.