Modern Judaism: An Introduction to the Beliefs and Practices of Contemporary Judaism is a modern, up-to-date introduction to Judaism as a culture and as an expression of faith.
The book begins with a survey of Jewish history in order to provide a context for the thoughts and practices of Judaism today.
Topics covered in the text include:
The Basic Principles of JudaismFestivals and Life-cycle EventsJewish Views of the AfterlifeThe Organization of Today's Jewish CommunitiesThe Jewish HomeThe Relationship Between Judaism and Other Religions
The book includes selected texts and basic Hebrew prayers to help readers with important religious rituals both at home and in the synagogue. It also reviews important technical Hebrew vocabulary to provide readers with a better understanding of some of the concepts that stand at the center of rich Jewish traditions.
Modern Judaism is an excellent introduction to a centuries old religion and culture, and it thoughtfully expresses how this religion and culture can be, and are, meaningfully expressed in today's society.