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Sherwin T. Wine (1928-2007) founded Humanistic Judaism as a fifth alternative in Jewish life. A prodigous public intellectual, Wine was the founding rabbi of the Birmingham Temple in suburban Detroit, Michigan, and was instrumental in organizing the Society for Humanistic Judaism, The Center for New Thinking, the North American Committee for Humanism, the Humanist Institute, and the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism.
This is a very interesting work but about half-way through I found it a bit repetitive. Overall, a worthwhile read for a better understanding of secular/humanistic Judaism.Published 4 months ago by Edith C. Kaplan
I haven't finished reading it but so far I find this book thoroughly interesting. It is a book that anyone would find very worthwhile, Jewish or not. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christine Waclawski
Just started, it is amazing... and provocative too. I am trying to get in touch with people from the Humanistic Judaism.Published 15 months ago by RAMIRO
The book added to my understanding of Jewish history. It seemed to be seamlessly edited. It had a very nice bibliographyPublished 17 months ago by Steven Williams
This book is well written and provides insight into the origin of families, clans, tribes, and cultures in the near and middle east in the ancient world based on archeology and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Angus Germain
the real story, what an eye opener as to what was really going in ancient times. i would highly recommend this book .Published 23 months ago by Lenore K.
I particularly liked the analogies the author made comparing various sects of the Jewish faith to various sects of Christian and Muslem faiths. The history was also excellent.Published on June 15, 2013 by asa jewell
This book reviews the socioeconomic and cultural conditions of the ancient Middle East, where the Jewish communities were established. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Faramarz Naeim
Chalom finishes and refines what Wine began. Provides a comprehensive history of the travel of the Jewish people over a 4,000 year span of time. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Jack Silver