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The Great Courses: Judaism
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  • Introduction to Judaism

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Shai Cherry
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    As a religion, culture, and civilization, Judaism has evolved in surprising ways during its long and remarkable history. In this series of 24 lectures, Professor Cherry explores this rich religious heritage from biblical times to today. From the first lecture on the Torah to the last on the Jews as the Chosen People, this course is packed with truly fascinating information.

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  • Beginnings of Judaism

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Isaiah M. Gafni
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    For thousands of years, Jews have looked to the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament by Christians, for their origins, and have located in them the tenets of their faith. However, much of what is recognized today as Judaism does not appear in the Bible. How did Judaism develop from its biblical roots to the highly developed system we know today? What has changed - and what has remained constant? In this series of 24 spirited and provocative lectures, Professor Gafni investigates how the Jewish faith struggled to continually redefine itself during the first thousand years after the completion of the last books of the Hebrew Bible.

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    I have re-played a number of chapters already. Lots of very good info, competently presented.

    Reviewed on July 03 2014 by David (United States)