An Understanding of Judaism
by Rabbi John D Rayner
The first of two volumes of edited sermons spanning the greater part of the second half of the twentieth century, and the first major collection of sermons from a Liberal Jewish point of view produced in Britain since Claude G. Montefiore's Truth in Religion of 1906.
It combines forthrightly radical thinking with spirituality, love of Jewish tradition, and an abundance of carefully documented quotations from classical Jewish sources. This combination yields many fresh insights into the interpretation of scripture, as examined in Part I, and the significance of the Jewish festivals dealt with in Part II, and brings out the relevance of both to present-day intellectual and social issues.