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Great world religions. Judaism [videorecording] / the Teaching Company ; with Isaiah Gafni, Ph. D. ; Producer/editor, Jaimée M. Aigret ; director, Tom Dunton.

Aigret, Jaimée M. (Added Author). Dunton, Tom. (Added Author). Gafni, Isaiah. (Added Author). Teaching Company (Added Author).

Item details

  • ISBN: 1565857968
  • ISBN: 9781565857964
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 86 p. : 19 cm.)
  • Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c2003.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Course guidebook includes lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Program produced in 2003.
Formatted Contents Note:
lecture 1. What is Judaism? -- lecture 2. The stages of history -- lecture 3. The Jewish library -- lecture 4. The emergence of Rabbinic Judaism -- lecture 5. Jewish worship, prayer and the synagogue -- lecture 6. The calendar, a communal life-cycle -- lecture 7. Individual life-cycles -- lecture 8. God and man, God and community -- lecture 9. Philosophers and mystics -- lecture 10. The legal frameworks of Judaism, Halakha -- lecture 11. Common Judaism, or a plurality of Judaisms? -- lecture 12. Judaism and "others."
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Content supervisor, Maggie Lyons.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer, Isaiah M. Gafni, Sol Rosenbloom Professor of Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Summary, etc.:
Contains 12 lectures of thirty minutes each, which survey the history, traditions, and practice of Judaism from biblical times to today, with explanations of the major aspects of Jewish culture. Focuses on Judaism from within and how it is understood by its adherents, past and present. Covers topics such as the sacred books of Judaism, modes of worship, the calendar and holidays, and rites of passage such as bar and bat mitzva and marriage. Illustrates how Judaism reinvented itself by embracing the rabbinical tradition after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. and considers the thinking of philosophers such as Maimonides.
System Details Note:
Subject: Religions.
Judaism > Creeds.
Judaism > Customs and practices
Judaism > Doctrines.
Judaism > Essence, genius, nature.
Judaism > History.
Judaism > Origin.
Judaism > Philosophy.
Judaism > Sacred books.
Philosophy and religion.
Genre: Nonfiction films.
Filmed lectures.
Educational films.
Short films.

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