Honoring Tradition, Embracing Modernity: A Reader for the Union for Reform Judaism's Introduction to Judaism Course

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Product Code: 88.33032

ISBN: 978-0-88123-303-2

Edited by Rabbi Beth Lieberman and Rabbi Hara Person

Honoring Tradition, Embracing Modernity, created in partnership between the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union for Reform Judaism, is for readers who seek to deepen their knowledge of Judaism--its wisdom, its practices, its beliefs, its customs, its people, and our story. This sourcebook includes selections from Judaism's rich library of wisdom literature, classic and contemporary, in a format designed for use with the URJ's Introduction to Judaism classes.

[Orders consisting of 10 or more copies will receive the special bulk discount of $27 per copy.]

Honoring Tradition, Embracing Modernity includes five units, as listed below:

- Beginnings: What is Judaism? What are the ethics and values of the Jewish People? How can we understand humanity and human potential through our relationship to God?

- Creating a Jewish Life in Time: An exploration of the Jewish calendar of celebration and sanctity, as well as how life in the community connects and intertwines with life at home.

- The Cycle of Jewish Life: Relationship and marriage traditions, raising a family, growing into later adulthood, and the central role of learning for all generations.

- Creating a Jewish Theology: Different understandings of God, and the diverse roles that synagogue, prayer, and sacred texts play in our lives.

- The Jewish Story and Creating a Jewish Journey: The historical journey of the Jewish People, and the many identities that have emerged from it.

Table of Contents

URJ Introduction to Judaism course outlines and other supporting curricular materials are available to download in the "Introduction to Judaism Faculty" private group in the Tent, URJ's online collaboration platform. View and download one of the courses below:
URJ Introduction to Judaism 18 Session Course Outline for Faculty

ISBN 978-0-88123-303-2
Copyright © 2017
7" x 10"
2.36 lbs
Page count: 604