Compiled by two internationally renowned experts, and with over 600 wide-ranging and informative entries, The Routledge Dictionary of Judaism provides the reader with an invaluable reference aid to all areas of the religion. Topics covered include:
*The religion's forms and history
*Its institutions, religious practices and life cycle rites
*Key texts and people, symbols and holy days
*An understanding of theological terms, doctrine and philosophy.
Jacob Neusner was a Research Professor of Religion and Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Alan J. Avery-Peck is Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Judaic Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts.