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kindle ´ Creating Judaism Ï ´ [PDF / Epub] ❤ Creating Judaism: History, Tradition, Practice ✅ Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk How can we define Judaism and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis Maimonides the authors of the Zohar and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L Satlow offers How can we define Judaism and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis Maimonides the authors of the Zohar and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions He studies the geonim rabbinical scholars who lived in Ira from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts and their ritual practices His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a Jewish family I ordered this book for a class I was taking and it fit perfectly with the material that we were learning in class Very interesting read for those interested in Jewish Traditions

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How can we define Judaism and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis Maimonides the authors of the Zohar and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions He studies the geonim rabbinical scholars who lived in Ira from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts and their ritual practices His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a Jewish family I bought this book because of Michael's excellent Podcast of From Israelite to Jew He concluded the Podcast before the birth of the Rabbis and promised he would write a book explaining the phenomena This book is a light attempt at the subject and up until modern times On the positive side I enjoyed the 35000 feet view of the evolution of Judaism He touched on the history in a perfect manner and showed us milestones of how Judaism twisted and turned throughout the centuries He showed the beginning of Jewish philosophy with Philo through the RAMABAM Kabalah Chasidism and eventually to the break off sects during the emancipation of Jews in Europe He hit it on the nose in explaining how Judaism morphed into what it is today As a historian he briefly showed what has happening in parallel in the non Jewish world and how it could have influenced Jewish thought I enjoyed this perspective very much As a Jew we sometimes dive deep into the technical part without ever seeing a birds eye view of where we came from and how we got it here in terms of thought We study Torah HALACHA and Talmud as a type of competition of who can be most overloaded with Jewish thought without really sitting back and understanding the triggers and origins of these thoughts and practicesThe real problem of this book is that is was too light for such an important subject Michael skims over the history and in several instances says it would take too long to explain in detail Again if you the reader are looking for a light version of Jewish thought history than this is a perfect book If you want a little intelligent meat than you will be left hungry with this book But Michael is a very good writer and I promise you will not be boredThis book is for beginner plus Jews You have to have some background to Judaism and know a little about the history and practices but you do not have to be an expert I would recommend reading a beginners book on Judaism before reading this For non Jews I think this book can be interesting as to see how religion can morph because of social changes and reality on the ground Last his bibliography is very good at the endEnjoy I know I did

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Creating Judaism History Tradition PracticeHow can we define Judaism and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis Maimonides the authors of the Zohar and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions He studies the geonim rabbinical scholars who lived in Ira from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts and their ritual practices His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a Jewish family Had to read for class Wouldn't again if you paid me