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God versus gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry

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Most of us think of avodah zarah as something repugnant, forbidden, and entirely outside our scope of interest. But its treatment in Tanach and by Chazal shows much complexity that we gloss over. Rabbi Klein, a talmid chacham and scholar, does the heavy lifting for us, uncovering what we need to know - and entirely in the spirit of Chazal and our mesorah.
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Hardcover, 398 pages
Published November 2018 by Mosaica Press
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Anyone who reads through the book of Prophets is struck by the pull of idolatry. In chapter after chapter, the populace leave true worship and embraces idolatry. For those in the west, the notions are idolatry and paganism are often viewed as uncultured and unsophisticated practices. Yet there people were not fools, they knew the truth, and yet they worshipped foreign deities. Why?

In God Versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry, Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein answers those questions. He has writte
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Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein is a graduate of Emek Hebrew Academy and Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles. He is also a proud student of the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem and Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood. He received Rabbinic ordination from several leading figures in Jerusalem, including Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, and Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Lerner.

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