The Spirit of Judaism: Sermons Preached Chiefly at the West London Synagogue, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Spirit of Judaism

Sermons Preached Chiefly at the West London Synagogue, 1st Edition

By Morris Joseph


336 pages

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Originally published in 1930, this book was intended to be an effective inspiration to faith and duty and emphasizes the importance of Judaism as a living creed. Although inevitably a product of the time in which it was originally published, the author’s experience and wisdom from many years of preaching means that book has enduring relevance for many aspects of Jewish life: Family, Leadership, Anti-Semitism, Morality, Faith, Reason and the Nation of Israel are all topics which are covered.

Table of Contents

1. The Ideal Synagogue 2. The Synagogue and the Worshipper 3. The Jewish Spirit 4. Anti-Semitism 5. ‘Bearing the Name in Vain’ 6. Israel’s Ancient Virtues 7. Have the Jews A Mission? 8. Leadership 9. Israel a Nation 10. Palestine’s Future 11. The Hebrew University 12. The Psalms in Jewish Life 13. Hope (Passover) 14. The Garden of the Soul (Pentecost) 15. A Happy New Year (New Year) 16. Once in the Year (Kol Nidre) 17. Planning the New Life (Neilah) 18. The Succah (Tabernacles) 19. On Rain (Tabernacles) 20. About Toys (Chanukah) For Children 21. Old Times and Old Folks (Chanukah) For Children 22. The Fragrant Life 23. Spiritual Experience 24. The Unseen World 25. The Power of Prayer 26. The Fiery Chariots 27. The Revelation of the Divine 28. Friendship, Divine and Human 29. The Fear of God 30. The Cry of Religion 31. The War and Religion 32. The War and the Future 33. Christmas and War 34. Peace and Goodwill 35. The Power of the Bible 36. Morality and Religion 37. Faith and Reason 38. Charles Darwin 39. Superstition 40. Optimism 41. Making the Best of Things 42. God’s Trees 43. The Hallowing of Knowledge 44. The Child 45. Parents and Children 46. Manliness 47. The Ethics of Work 48. About ‘Whispering’ 49. Ill Temper 50. Giants

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