Beyond the Graven Image: A Jewish View

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The biblical prohibition of images sets Judaism apart, together with Islam, from all other religious systems. This book attempts to explain the reasons for the prohibition - as well as its limits - and then shows how influential it has been in determining aspects of Jewish thinking in relation to such key concepts as holiness, symbolism, mediation between man and God, aesthetics and the role of memory in religion. Why is music the one art to which Judaism is hospitable? Is Judaism a religion of the ear rather than the eye? ...

Beyond the Graven Image: A Jewish View 1998, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814747032

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Beyond the Graven Image: A Jewish View 1997, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333625965

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Beyond the Graven Image: A Jewish View 1997, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814747001

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Beyond the Graven Image: A Jewish View 1997, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333625958

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