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A Judaism for the Twenty-First Century Pete Tobias

A Judaism for the Twenty-First Century

Pete Tobias

Published 2011
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Kindle Edition
328 pages
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This book seeks to set out the principles of Progressive Judaism and apply those principles to contemporary society and culture, the world of today in which Progressive Judaism and its adherents must find their moral bearings.Reconciling theirMoreThis book seeks to set out the principles of Progressive Judaism and apply those principles to contemporary society and culture, the world of today in which Progressive Judaism and its adherents must find their moral bearings.Reconciling their beliefs with an ever-changing world is not a new experience for Jews. One of this books underlying assertions is that Judaism has constantly adapted itself to meet the challenges posed to it by the need to survive in evolving societies - had it not done so, this ancient religion would long since have been written out of history.Ultimately, Judaism as interpreted in a Progressive manner offers a wonderful framework for modern life and this book will be of interest to Jews and non-Jews seeking an introduction to modern Judaism.Written by Rabbi Pete Tobias of the Liberal Synagogue Elstree, Hertfordshire, for the Anglo-Jewish community, this useful introduction has now been adapted for Australia by Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black of the Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism, Melbourne.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What Jonathan Freedland, author of Jacobs Gift, said about A Judaism for the Twenty-First Century:This book is liberal in the best sense of that word: free-flowing, humane and written with an open mind. For those starting out on a Jewish journey, or already deep into it, Rabbi Pete Tobias has produced a generous guide.What Rabbi Lionel Blue, author of the BBCs 50 Thoughts for the Day and many other books on contemporary religion, said about A Judaism for the Twenty-First Century:A reader-friendly and clearly written account of the Progressive Jewish view of Judaisms past and future. Recommended for all persuasions and denominations of non-Jew and Jew alike. I wish I had been given this book for my bar-mitzvah.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This book is a core component of the PJVs online INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM course - more details at pjv.org.au