Jewish Literacy Revised Ed - Joseph Telushkin

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed

By Joseph Telushkin

  • Release Date - Published: 2010-09-28
  • Book Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Author: Joseph Telushkin
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 11 Ratings)

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed Joseph Telushkin read online review & book description:

What does it mean to be a Jew? How does one begin to answer so extensive a question?

In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, in the largest sense. Widely recognized as one of the most respected and indispensable reference books on Jewish life, culture, tradition, and religion, Jewish Literacy covers every essential aspect of the Jewish people and Judaism. In 352 short and engaging chapters, Rabbi Telushkin discusses everything from the Jewish Bible and Talmud to Jewish notions of ethics to antisemitism and the Holocaust; from the history of Jews around the world to Zionism and the politics of a Jewish state; from the significance of religious traditions and holidays to how they are practiced in daily life. Whether you want to know more about Judaism in general or have specific questions you'd like answered, Jewish Literacy is sure to contain the information you need.

Rabbi Telushkin's expert knowledge of Judaism makes the updated and revised edition of Jewish Literacy an invaluable reference. A comprehensive yet thoroughly accessible resource for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Judaism, Jewish Literacy is a must for every Jewish home.

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Posted Reviews

  • Excellent One-Volume Intro to Judaism

    5
    By dougom
    There really is no better one-volume introduction to Judaism. The oldest of the monotheistic religion, Judaism is deep, involved, and complex, but Telushkin's accessible prose and clear organization make it understandable for anyone. Jewish laws, history, celebrations--it's all here in one cover. I really cannot recommend this book enough. Small aside: a rabbi once said to a class of converts, "The reason there aren't many converts to Judaism is that in some religions, you can just hand out a pamphlet. In Judaism, when someone asks for information, you have to give them THIS!" And he whapped Telushkin's book down on the table, all 3 linear inches of it. Want to know about Judaism? Read this book.
  • Amazing Book!!!

    5
    By junkphrases
    I love how Rabbi Telushkin's "primer" of Jewish history, culture, and humor are all woven together. Concise and a great companion for a convert

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