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Essence of Judaism
Leo Baeck
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Essence of Judaism

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 287 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Schocken
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Mirjam Laurisaar
I was anticipating this book to give me an understanding of Judaism - its core beliefs, its values, its principles. 200 pages in and I'm still no closer to comprehending what is this religion about. The book is not bad, but the style of the writing is very filosophical, full of reflections referring to Judaic religious texts, the author contemplating nuances of the faith. There are no explanations to the religious terms and vocabulary used. I would say that the book is more suitable for someone ...more
Jul 29, 2011 Daniel rated it liked it
This was a dense philosophical/theological discussion of Judaism that I struggled with off and on for six weeks. I'm not sorry to have read it and am glad he discusses his points win relatively bitesize pieces which makes it easier to pick up after a break. A serious book for people who want to seriously engage with the subject.
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