By Israel Drazin

ISBN-10: 9652296511

ISBN-13: 9789652296511

Judaism at the present time is appreciably diverse from the Judaism defined and mandated within the Torah, writes Rabbi Dr. Israel Drazin, a famous authority on Jewish lifestyles, background and notion. round the time of the destruction of the Temple, rabbinic reinterpretation replaced either the observance and the non secular value attributed to the fairs. therefore, the biblical day of Passover on Nissan 14 used to be completely eradicated and the seven-day vacation referred to as the competition of Matzot, starting Nissan 15, was once renamed Passover. Likewise, the biblical vacation trips Yom Teruah and Yom Hakippurim have been reworked into Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The perform of establishing huts in the course of Sukkot is probably going extra tied to the shortcoming of accommodation house in Jerusalem in the course of the harvest competition than any biblical starting place, says the rabbi.
This publication demanding situations a few of the uncomplicated assumptions approximately Judaism, displaying what number of them are nowhere to be present in the Hebrew Bible, and a few also have their origins in pagan cultures. it's going to shock readers to listen to, for instance, approximately weird and wonderful marriage ceremony practices, the Queen of Sheba myths, or the truth that classical non secular assets aren't consistently correct. At its center, , the publication stridently demanding situations discriminatory practices opposed to girls, corresponding to the seclusion of girls in the course of non secular prone and the matter of the aguna, ladies held in failed marriages through husbands who won't offer a non secular divorce.. With issues spanning the variety of spiritual perform, Mysteries of Judaism will astonish and enlighten readers because it finds the advanced dating among biblical and rabbinic Judaism.

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