Jewish Literacy Revised Ed: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History
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Jewish Literacy Revised Ed: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History

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by Joseph Telushkin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0061374989

ISBN-13: 9780061374982

Pub. Date: 06/17/2008

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780061374982
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/17/2008
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
78,454
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.52(h) x 2.30(d)

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Jewish Literacy Revised Ed: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
tdb1385 More than 1 year ago
Purchased this book to assist me in my conversion to Judaism process. I am involved with a group who are also interested in converting. The book is used as a supplement to our weekly classes. I find the book very helpful in understanding Jewish history, beliefs and current issues. It is well-arranged and well-detailed for my purpose.
bookworm1228 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful reference book that covers much of what is important about Judaism in a succinct, clear, and fair manner. From a strong summary of the different books of the Torah to descriptions of major Jewish historical figures to a list of the major Jewish holidays, this book probably has at least some information about almost anything you would want to know about Judaism. And considering that Telushkin is writing about a community that tends to have strong and varied opinions, I think he does a good job of being reasonably balanced and fair in his presentation of the material. This book definitely has a place in our permanent library, and I think it belongs in every Jewish home. It also inspired me to go back and read some of the primary sources Telushkin did such an excellent job of summarizing.
mamksm More than 1 year ago
It's very well written and easily understandbable. I am not Jewish but I wanted to learn more about the religion and their practices. It is well worth the money.
TrickleCreek More than 1 year ago
I am a Christian with a desire to know and understand the bedrock of our Christian faith. Jesus Christ, Himself, is of the Hebrew world and for me, to know my Lord Jesus also means to know the world from which He came. This book is a great source of such information.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I found this book to be delightful in so many ways. It is one of many books listed on a recommended reading list and I find myself referring to it often in my Torah studies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trustworthy author and Rabbi brings us yet another wonderful book! Even the most observant Jew would benefit from adding this to the collection. Telushkin should be among the library of anyone, regardless of faith, because of the incredible insight he shares...
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Hey guys whats up? I am a christian and i know for a fact that judism isnt for real!!! First of all WHO WROTE MOST OF YOUR BOOK? All of the disciples of who? Jesus Christ! Read John 3:16... for God so loved the world that whosoever beleiveth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life! Do you feel alone in life? I dont because someone is always on my side AND he loves me SOOOO much he let a bunch of guys kill his only son!!! Cool stuff huh?