Varieties of Jewish Belief: Questions and Answers About Basic Concepts of Judaism

Varieties of Jewish Belief: Questions and Answers About Basic Concepts of Judaism
Louis and Rebecca Barish
256 pages ~ 5½ x 8½
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About the Book

By means of more than one hundred probing questions that were most frequently put to the authors over three decades of ministry in the civilian and military community, the basic concepts of Judaism are examined and analyzed from every point of view. Where there are differences of opinion among Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform thinkers, the viewpoint of each is fully and impartially presented. Where there are differences or similarities in belief regarding the validity of Christian doctrines, these, too, are honestly presented and examined. This title, originally published in 1979, is available on-demand only.

“An honest, precise, and clear attempt to explain the concepts of Judaism to Jew and Christian . . . A fine book . . . The bibliographic material is clearly indicated, the text is readable, and an index added. Recommended to all libraries with an interest in religion.”
--Reprint Bulletin-Book Reviews

About the Authors

Louis Barish’s many academic degrees include a B.A. from the College of the City of New York; an M.A. from Teachers’ College, Columbia University; a Master of Hebrew Literature, Doctor of Hebrew Literature, and Doctor of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America; and a Ph.D. from St. Louis University. He served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army and as spiritual leader of congregations in New York, Texas, and California. Rabbi Barish authored both High Holiday Liturgy and The Role of the Graduate School Professor and edited Rabbis in Uniform.

Rebecca Barish received a B.A. degree from Hunter College; an M.L.S. degree from Pratt; and a Ph.D. from St. Louis University. She was a teacher and a librarian in New York City, and also taught adult Jewish education classes in St. Louis.