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Judaism as Creed and Life

1st Edition

By Morris Joseph


536 pages

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Hardback: 9780367902452
pub: 2020-04-30
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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.

About the Author

Morris Joseph

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Jewish History and Identity

Reissuing works originally published between 1929 and 1992, the 11 volumes in this set:

  • Include topics as diverse as oral history, community organization and Jewish education.

  • Cover Jewish ethics and emphasize the importance of Judaism as a living creed

  • Chart the situation of Latin American Jewish communities in the 20th Century.

  • Explore the development in England of the Sephardi branch of the Jewish community

  • Examine post-Holocaust antisemitism in Vienna

  • Offer global perspectives on the Jewish situation in the late 20th Century

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
RELIGION / Judaism / Rituals & Practice
RELIGION / Judaism / History