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The Torah For Dummies [Paperback]

Arthur Kurzweil
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4 Jan 2008 For Dummies
An easy–to–understand introduction to Judaism′s most sacred text The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah–the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised in the Jewish religious tradition. Christians who want to know more about the Jewish roots of Christianity need to understand the Torah, as do followers of Islamic tradition and those interested in the roots of Abrahamic faiths. The Torah For Dummies explains the history of the Torah, its structure and major principles, and how the Torah affects the daily lives of people who follow the Jewish way of life.

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  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (4 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470173459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470173459
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 18.6 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 272,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Understand Jewish celebrations, symbols, and observances Discover how the Torah guides all aspects of human behavior Jewish tradition teaches that hidden within the letters of the Torah is the wisdom of the universe. This plain–English guide to this profound collection of insight and guidance explains how the basic principles of the Five Books of Moses continuously apply to new situations as human history unfolds. Discover: The Torah′s view of God and God′s message The celebration of holy days in Torah time Ways to follow Jewish customs according to the Torah The different levels of Torah interpretation Translations for studying the Torah

About the Author

Arthur Kurzweil is known as America′s foremost Jewish genealogist. He is a teacher, a lecturer, and the author of several books including Kabbalah For Dummies .

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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read but packed with content 10 Feb 2011
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The Dummies books are designed to be picked up and put down when required and so that each section can be read independently, in any order. However I found this so informative and well written I couldn't put it down and read it right through in a couple of days.
An excellent introduction to everything you need to know about the Torah.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very well put together 23 Jan 2012
By Wato
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Written by a Rabi, this book makes a brilliant read of the first five books of the Bible. Any one with an interest with the Old Testament will find this a good read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars USEFUL 8 Aug 2013
By KATE
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This is a quick reference to a serious interest in Torah if one is not actually a biblical scholar but a lay person who needs explanations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 15 Jan 2014
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Very well written. Informative, intesting and reader friendly. I enjoyed the read and will certainly read it again very soon when I have time
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish 23 Aug 2013
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This book was all over the place, still trying to figure it out......
Personally I wouldn't recommend it and it definitely didn't meet my expectations.
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