Originally published in the Jewish Chronicle, 8th March 1985. The Book of Jewish Belief. By Louis Jacobs. Behrman House Press. New York. Available from Jewish Chronicle Publications at £11.25. This book does not look like a book on Jewish theology. The format is similar to that of the “Jewish Catalogue” series—paperback, numerous illustrations, boxed inserts on almost every page, short chapters and easy text. It is more than likely that ... Continue Reading ➨
The Book of Jewish Belief
The consummate confirmation course for the religious school. The sum total of what students should know about Jewish faith and values - presented here by one of the great theologians of our time. Reading Jacobs is like comparing notes with a wise friend who has wrestled with the same questions that have troubled you. An essential volume for every Jewish student.
Hopefully this column will focus on some of the gems on the shelves in the library. This month I would like to draw your attention to one new book and one recently re-issued. Rabbi Louis Jacobs has just published a marvellous introduction to the world of Judaism entitled “The Book of Jewish Belief”. Attractively presented, the book covers every aspect of Judaism from philosophy to the hereafter in a way which is easily comprehensible, and I can ... Continue Reading ➨