5.0 out of 5 stars
excellent, most comprehensive, 12 Aug 2013
A most interesting and comprehensive introduction to the Jewish faith. Solomon does extremely well to outline the major currents of contemporary global Jewish society without failing to shed light upon more specific phenomena such as the voice of feminism within Reform movements. A good balance is struck between historical knowledge and contemporary issues. Issues such as the Shoah and politics of Israel are dealt with but are not allowed to dominate our view of this ancient philosophy - a most useful text.