Guided Reading for The Western Traditions.

Find the answer to each of these questions as it is given in the textbook before moving on to the next question. Some answers, drawn from the textbook alone, will be rather simplistic. They can, and should, be elaborated upon as your knowledge of the subject grows. It is part of the Guided Reading assignments that student should ASK as well as answer questions.

The symbol (*) after a question indicates that these might be used for longer essays in your quizzes.

Pages 140 -147:


  1. For what was Judaism the foundation?

  3. What is Mikveh? Of what might this have been the precursor?

  5. What determines oneís status as a Jew by birth?

  7. What is the religious status of the majority of Israelís Jewish population?

  9. In what branches of Judaism is the process of transformation to gender equality underway?


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