Beginning with the question 'Who is a Jew?'. this book proceeds to offer a lucid account of Judaism and the Jewish people. Written for Jews and non-Jews alike, be they students or teachers or general interested readers, the book brings out the extraordinary richness and variety of Judaism: its historical depth and the vigour and at times baffling endurance of its traditions - in the home, in the synagoque, in its literature, in individual and community life. An introduction to Judaism contains illustrative tables and maps, a full glossary, chronology, bibliography and index, and can be used for reference, to check details and dates, as well as read consectutively or dipped into at leisure. This is a stimulation and comprehensive introduction to major world culture.