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By Jacob Neusner / Wipf & Stock / 2004
The character of any religion as it is lived and practiced can be quite different from the prescriptions and ideals of its traditions and rituals. This bifurcation can also be found in the tension between the ideas people hold and the things they do. In this volume, Jacob Neusner addresses a broad audience of people who care about religion in general, not Judaism in particular. Students, general readers, members of the clergy, and teachers will find here a lucid and compelling account of the actual life of Jewish people—in the synagogue, at home, in ritual—and of commonly held attitudes toward Holocaust and redemption, the Sabbath and festivals, study of the Torah, the State of Israel, and more.