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Assuming no prior knowledge, this book provides a contemporary account of Judaism. It covers: Jewish identity and religious diversity in the modern world; Jewish law through the ages; festivals, rites of passage, the synagogue and dietary practices; responses to the Holocaust and the state of Israel; Jewish/non-Jewish relations; attitudes to the environment and developments in medical science.
This book is a reissue of an edition originally published in 2003 and reflects the content of a course on modern Judaism taught by Melanie J. Wright at the University of Cambridge.
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