Originally published in its sixth edition in 1929, this volume was one of the first to have appeared in England which was written from a liberal standpoint. It gives a comprehensive account of Jewish belief and practice as conceived by those of moderate views. A significant part of the book covers Jewish ethics, and specifically their practical aspects as well as advice for Jewish teenagers of Confirmation age.
Table of Contents
Prefaces, Hebrew Authorities, Notes. Introduction. 1. Religion in General 2. The Bible 3. Other Sources of Judaism Part 1: Beliefs 1. Faith and Reason 2. The Existence of God 3. & 4. The Nature of God 5. The Divine in Man 6. Man is Free 7. God and Man 8. The Mystery of Pain 9. The Highest Service: The Future Life 10. Israel’s Mission Part 2: Ceremonial 1. The Dietary Laws and Jewish Separatism 2. The Historic Consciousness: The Holy Days 3. The Sabbath 4. Passover 5. Pentecost 6. Tabernacles 7. New Moon and New Year 8. The Day of Atonement 9. The Minor Fats and Feasts 10. Public Worship 11. The Synagogue and its Services 12. The Jewish Calendar Part 3: Moral Duties 1. Duties Towards God – Humility and Kindred Virtues 2. Prayer 3. Sincerity 4. & 5. Duties to Self – The Physical Life 6. The Intellectual and the Spiritual Life 7. Duties to Others – The Golden Rule 8. The Family 9. Integrity in Business 10. Truthfulness and Kindred Virtues 11. Benevolence 12. Duties to the State 13. Duties to the Religious Community. Conclusion.