Compiled by two internationally renowned experts, and with over 600 wide-ranging and informative entries, The Routledge Dictionary of Judaism provides the reader with an invaluable reference aid to all areas of the religion. Topics covered include:
*The religion's forms and history
*Its institutions, religious practices and life cycle rites
*Key texts and people, symbols and holy days
*An understanding of theological terms, doctrine and philosophy.
Jacob Neusner was a Research Professor of Religion and Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Alan J. Avery-Peck is Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Judaic Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts.
'Jeremy Rosen has provided a most readable and useful smorgasbord of Jewish history, biblical law and ethics, concepts and issues in talmudic theology, medieval philosophy and mysticism, a survey of modern movements in Jewish life, the challenges of fundamentalism, and daily rituals and life cycles.' - Booklog
'This work will be useful and reasonably priced addition to the college and school library collection, and earn its keep on the shelves of the student and lecturer and interested layperson.' - Stuart Hannabuss, Aberdeen Business School