- Hardcover: 648 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 7, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0198264631
- ISBN-13: 978-0198264637
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.7 x 6.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #797,053 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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YA?This compendium, arranged in dictionary format, allows students to learn about one of the world's oldest religions. Jacobs deals with topics ranging from personalities in the Bible to Jewish thinkers of the present day; he includes customs, traditions, and Jewish ideas on topics as diverse as adoption and astrology. The author also considers Jewish attitudes towards ecology, insanity, and even worrying. The text is readable and interesting; there is no need to have any grounding in Hebrew language or terminology. High school students asked to examine historical issues associated with Judaism or to understand Judaic allusions in literature will find this work invaluable.?Ron Axelrod, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
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"...I see this book as a work of great erudition from which knowledge of and insights into Judaism may be derived." Outlook
`Jacobs writes with clarity, grace, sympathy, and conviction ... For student and non-specialist JRC will be a most welcome companion; for admirers of Louis Jacob, it offers a compendium of his learning and thinking on all aspects of Judaism.'
Journal of Jewish Studies
`This is a wonderful work which combines his [Jacobs's] great knowledge of Judaism and Jewish thought with his ability to make understandable complex and important issues in Judaism...Dr Jacobs has achieved a uniformity of style which is illuminating, refreshing, and authoritative but not
condescending.' Michael Neiditch, President of the Jerusalem Foundation, Inc. of the United States
`A wealth of information on every aspect of Jewish belief and practice arranged accessibly in alphabetical order. An invaluable repository of information on the rich and diverse Jewish heritage for Jew and non-Jew alike.'
Books, September 1995
`This fat dictionary can supply all the usual information you might expect, as well as answers to really useful questions ... There is theology and culture, history and humour, in a single volume which is easy to find your way about in.'
`it is an alphabetical encyclopaedia reflecting his interests in Jewish law, philosophy and spirituality, as well as responses to contemporary issues ... The range of Dr Jacobs's scholarship is impressive, and his plain and lucid style if particularly helpful for the lay reader.'
Jonathan Gorsky, Jewish Chronicle
`His companion to the Jewish religion exemplifies the best of his work ... luminously written, crackling with insight and frequently amusing ... it is an erudite aid and guide to reading ... a delightful companion in itself, a book that can be dipped into and savoured for its own sake.'
The Times Higher Education Supplement
`Rabbi Dr Louis Jacobs is not only one of the most erudite of contemporary students of Judaism, he is also one of the most versatile. The reader is continually surprised and delighted by Jacobs's wry sense of humour. He shows that it is possible to be serious about religion and enjoy it at the
same time ... this is a wonderful 'companion' with which to share a leisurely journey through the Jewish religion. There is something new to learn or some new perspective to gain on every page. Rarely has an author communicated so refreshingly the excitement and fun of Jewish learning.'
The Expository Times
`a splendid book by a remarkable man ... Louis Jacobs is one of the most elegant and knowledgeable Jewish writers of our times'
Leslie Giffiths, Methodist Recorder
`an important one ... This whole volume is infused with a passion and fulfils the author's guiding principle, "to present our religion as the challening, relevant, sublime faith it is" ... as a rabbi once explained, "A sage may have great wisdom, but an illui lights up the world." Louis Jacobs
is such a man.'
Erich Segal, Times Literary Supplement
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