A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, multi-authored guide to contemporary Jewish life and thought, focusing on social, cultural and historical aspects of Judaism alongside theological issues. This volume includes 38 newly-commissioned essays, including contributions from leading specialists in their fields. This book covers the major areas of thought in contemporary Jewish Studies, including considerations of religious differences, sociological, philosophical, and gender issues, geographical diversity, inter-faith relations, and the impact of the Shoah (the Holocaust) and the modern state of Israel.
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Author Biography - Nicholas de Lange
Following a Research Fellowship in the Faculty of Divinity at University of Cambridge, Miri Freud-Kandel moved to Oxford to take up a lectureship in Modern Judaism and a Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College. Her research interests include the theological development of Orthodox Judaism, particularly in Britain.