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What You Thought You Knew About Judaism (review)

What You Thought You Knew About Judaism (review) SHOFAR two of them even Orthodox. Judaism was created, clearly, in more than one setting, and so it was maintained. The study is rich enough to stand on its own, without extravagant claims for the importance of its particular focus in making Jews Jewish. Enough that Prell has described convincingly how, as one minyan member put it, "we in the Minyan are like a tribe trying to get back its traditional way of existence. We've lost the magic formulas and we're trying to come up with them ourselves." Arnold Eisen Dept. of Religion Stanford University What You Thought You Knew About Judaism, by Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1989. 436 pp. $30.00. This is not a book for experts. Neither is it a book for those who wish to become experts. On the other hand, it is also not suitable for those who have no knowledge at all about Jewish life, history, laws, or customs. After all, how can you have a misconception unless you already know something about a topic? It is, however, well suited for the rest of us. Those with a typical "Sunday School" or bar/bat mitzvah background should find it fascinating. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

What You Thought You Knew About Judaism (review)

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Abstract

SHOFAR two of them even Orthodox. Judaism was created, clearly, in more than one setting, and so it was maintained. The study is rich enough to stand on its own, without extravagant claims for the importance of its particular focus in making Jews Jewish. Enough that Prell has described convincingly how, as one minyan member put it, "we in the Minyan are like a tribe trying to get back its traditional way of existence. We've lost the magic formulas and we're trying to come up with them ourselves." Arnold Eisen Dept. of Religion Stanford University What You Thought You Knew About Judaism, by Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1989. 436 pp. $30.00. This is not a book for experts. Neither is it a book for those who wish to become experts. On the other hand, it is also not suitable for those who have no knowledge at all about Jewish life, history, laws, or customs. After all, how can you have a misconception unless you already know something about a topic? It is, however, well suited for the rest of us. Those with a typical "Sunday School" or bar/bat mitzvah background should find it fascinating.

Journal

Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Oct 3, 1990

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