An introduction to the Jewish religion. It examines Judaism's history, sacred texts, worship in the home, places of worship, pilgrimage, festivals, rites of passage and family life. It includes points of view of people of Jewish faith; extracts from sacred texts and quotes from key religious figures; and boxes highlighting particular symbols and customs. It is part of a series exploring the religions of the world. These volumes aim to offer an accessible approach and contain discussions of contemporary religious issues.