Since the earliest of times, people have tried to understand what God was all about. The Jewish people were and are no exception to this. Understanding God: Jewish Perspectives delves into the various approaches, both traditional and non-traditional, that Jews have employed to better their understanding of God. The reader is shown how Judaism's four movements, Orthodox (Traditional), Conservative, Reconstructionism, and Reform, have approached their respective understandings of God, as well as chapters on the Mystical and Chassidic approaches to this subject. Additionally, perspectives and aspects of the Kabbalistic tradition are explained, as are the Jewish liturgical tradition, and how prayers have portrayed understandings of God. The contributing authors demonstrate their expertise in their respective areas, allowing the reader a greater grasp of an often difficult and complex topic.