The Great Courses: Introduction to Judaism (DVD and Book) Part 1 and 2

By: Professor Shai Cherry

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As a religion, culture, and civilization, Judaism has evolved in surprising ways during its long and remarkable history. In this series of 24 lectures, Professor Cherry explores this rich religious heritage from biblical times to today. The many topics you will learn about include: the oral Torah (the Mishnah) and its commentary (the Gemarahow), which constitute the Talmud; the three pillars of the world defined more than 2,000 years ago by Shimon the Righteous: Torah, worship, and deeds of loving kindness; the calendar of Jewish holidays, from the most important, the Sabbath, to the key holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover, and Pentecost (Shavuot); and to historically minor celebrations such as Chanukah, which is now a more visible holiday; and the many mysteries of Jewish thought and ritual, such as why the first day of the seventh month (Tishrei) is the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). In addition, Professor Cherry devotes several lectures to complex issues such as the problem of evil and suffering, the Zionist movement, the role and status of women in the Jewish world, and how Judaism understands Christianity. From the first lecture on the Torah to the last on the Jews as the Chosen People, this course is packed with truly fascinating information.DVD series (Part 1 and 2) with Course Guidebook. Only watched once. Full refund if not satisfied.

Title: The Great Courses: Introduction to Judaism (DVD and Book) Part 1 and 2

Author Name: Professor Shai Cherry

Categories: Judaica,

Publisher: Chantilly, VA, The Great Courses: 2004

ISBN Number: 1565859251

ISBN Number 13: 9781565859258

Binding: DVD

Book Condition: Like New

Type: DVD

Seller ID: 038998