The Way of Torah: An Introduction to Judaism

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The Way of Torah:
An Introduction to Judaism

Second Edition

JACOB NEUSNER

Brown University

DICKENSON PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.

Encino, California, and Belmont, California

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The Way of Torah: An Introduction to Judaism
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Preface to the Second Edition xiii
  • Table of Dates xv
  • 1 - Prologue: In the Beginning 1
  • 2 - Jewish History and the History of Judaism 3
  • Part I - THE MYTHIC STRUCTURE OF CLASSICAL JUDAISM 9
  • 4 - Hear, O Israel 11
  • 5 - Coming Together 15
  • 6 - Going Forth 18
  • 7 - The Only Kid and the Messiah 21
  • 8 - The Land and Jerusalem 25
  • Part II - TORAH: A WAY OF LIVING 29
  • 10 - Hear Our Prayer, Grant Us Peace 31
  • 11 - Sabbaths for Rest, Festivals for Rejoicing 36
  • 12 - Three Rites of Passage 41
  • 13 - Study of Torah 43
  • 14 - The Rabbi and the School 47
  • 15 - The Philosopher 50
  • 16. an Ordinary Man 58
  • Part III - CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN MODERN TIMES 61
  • 18 - Modernization and Judaism 65
  • 19 - The End of Traditional Society 68
  • 20 - The Modulation of Traditional Structures: Four Cases 72
  • 21 - Theology: Reform and Orthodoxy 74
  • 22 - Messianism and Zionism 80
  • 23 - Law and Ethics 83
  • 24 - Study of Torah and Modern Scholarship 87
  • 25 - The Unbroken Myth 91
  • Part IV CONCLUSION 95
  • Suggestions for Further Reading 113
  • Index 124
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