Understanding Judaism

Understanding Judaism

Daniel L David


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The quintessential introduction to Jewish beliefs, practices and traditions by the rabbi and director of the New York Federation of Reform Synagogues.

Rabbi Daniel L. Davis was a leader of Reform Judaism. His classic text, Understanding Judaism, has been widely used by Jews and non-Jews alike since it was first published in 1958. A popular volume for those attending conversion courses, if offers a fuller grasp of Jewish religion and culture.

From basic concepts in Judaism to institutions, practices, and the organization of Jewish life in America, Rabbi Davis presents a comprehensive overview of the subject. This volume also includes vocabulary terms of Jewish interest and usage, a self-review section, and an extensive reading list on everything from Jewish history to Jewish literature.


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Rabbi Daniel L. Davis first published Understanding Judaism in 1958.