Franklin

Judaism and human geography / Yossi Katz.

Author/Creator:
Kats, Yosef, 1953- author.
Publication:
Brookline, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2021.
Format/Description:
Book
207 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Emunot
Emunot: Jewish philosophy and Kabbalah
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Subjects:
Human geography -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Jewish philosophy.
Judaism -- Influence.
Summary:
"Judaism is a religion and a way of life that combines beliefs as well as practical commandments and traditions, encompassing all spheres of life. Some of the numerous precepts emerge directly from the Torah (the Law of Moses). Others are commanded by Oral Law, rulings of illustrious Jewish legal scholars throughout the generations, and rabbinic responsa composed over hundreds of years and still being written today. Like other religions, Judaism has also developed unique symbols that have become virtually exclusive to it, such as the Star of David and the seven-branched menorah. This book argues that Judaism impacts human geography in significant ways: it shapes the environment and space of its believers, thus creating a unique "Jewish geography.""-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
1. The implementation of Jewish religious law in the building of neighborhoods and agricultural settlements in the Land of Israel
2. Environmental concerns in the bylaws of Jerusalem's first neighborhoods
3. The agricultural settlement attempt in Kfar Uriya
4. The Religious Kibbutz Movement and its Credo
5. HaPoel HaMizrachi movement and urban religious settlement in the Land of Israel
6. Incorporating Jewish law in Israel's Land Law, 1969
7. The Chabad movement and Beit Moshiach on 770 Eastern Parkway, New York
8. "Jewish Toronto": street names, signs, and symbols in the north of metropolitan Toronto
9. The failure of Jewish agricultural settlement in Western Canada.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Katz, Yossi, Judaism and human geography
ISBN:
9781644695760
1644695766
9781644695777
9781644695784
OCLC:
1229030876