An Introduction to Judaism by Nicholas de Lange

By Nicholas de Lange

In his e-book, "An creation to Judaism", Dr. Nicholas de Lange supplied a short perception into the faith and its fans. I saw that he designed this publication for those who have very little time to take a position on voluminous texts. the varied illustrations he used to demystify historic thoughts like Zionism and Diaspora are of serious price; even supposing that any one who's acquainted with his prior works, just like the "Atlas of the Jewish global and Jews", wouldn't be too surprised. this is often one publication that may enlighten someone who has curiosity in Jewish background and demography. it's a well-researched piece. superbly summarized! one other compelling chronicle.

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Elsewhere the communities are very small, though some are quite lively. The world Jewish population has not recovered from the catastrophe of the Nazi genocide, and it seems to be declining, mainly because of demographic factors, coupled with a strongly felt consensus opposed to making up the losses through campaigning for new adherents.          The Jewish people and its past              What binds the Jews together is not a creed but a history: a strong sense of a common origin, a shared past and a shared destiny.

When the Ashkenazim arrived in the cities of western Europe they encountered Sephardim, Jews whose families came from Spain and Portugal. So different were the religious customs and culture of the two groups that they tended to form separate communities, with their own synagogues, and intermarriage between the two was often frowned on. Today the two types of synagogue still exist, but there is generally a more open and friendly relationship. The term ‘Sephardi’ is properly reserved for Jews of Iberian origin, but in Israel it is applied (rather disdainfully) by Ashkenazim to any non-Ashkenazi Jews.

Metropolitan areas with the largest Jewish populations,  a Rank Metropolitan area Jewish population           New York Tel Aviv Los Angeles Jerusalem Haifa Miami Philadelphia Paris Chicago Boston ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, Note: a Source: American Jewish Year Book , p. . associated with the Jews: although non-Jews sometimes study it, they have only rarely used it as a medium of self-expression or communication.

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