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A Jewish Understanding of the World

John D. Rayner†

208 pages, glossary

ISBN  978-1-57181-973-4 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (March 1998)

ISBN  978-1-57181-974-1 $29.95/£21.00 Pb Published (March 1998)

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In this second volume of Liberal Jewish sermons spanning the greater part of the second half ofthe twentieth century, the author again combines a radically progressive stance with Jewish commitment and seeks to understand contemporary history from a "prophetic" point of view. His comments cover a wide range of topics, including Jewish continuity, Progressive Judaism, Zionism and the State of Israel, world events, social issues, and Jewish-Christian relations. This volume, as well as the first one, offers fascinating reading for Jews and non-Jews alike.

John D. Rayner graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati. He was Emeritus Rabbi of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London, Hon. Life-President of the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues, and Lecturer in Liturgy at Leo Baeck College, London.

Series: Volume 2, Progressive Judaism Today
Subject: Jewish Studies

LC: BM740.2 .R379 1997

BL: YC.1998.a.1791

BISAC: SOC049000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Jewish Studies; REL040000 RELIGION/Judaism/General

BIC: JFSR1 Jewish studies; HRJ Judaism


List of Abbreviations


Chapter 1. Jewish Continuity
Chapter 2. The Chain of Tradition
Chapter 3. Progressive Judaism
Chapter 4. Zionism and the State of Israel


Chapter 5. World Events
Chapter 6. Social Issues
Chapter 7. Judaism and Christianity

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