One Hundred Great Jewish Books: Three Millennia of Jewish Conversation

One Hundred Great Jewish Books: Three Millennia of Jewish Conversation

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by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
     
 

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An introduction to one hundred great Jewish books, arranged as a concise and thought-provoking guide to the Jewish conversation across many centuries. Each of the entries features one work in its historical and cultural context, provides a summary of content and author, and reflects on its relevance for today’s readers.See more details below

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An introduction to one hundred great Jewish books, arranged as a concise and thought-provoking guide to the Jewish conversation across many centuries. Each of the entries features one work in its historical and cultural context, provides a summary of content and author, and reflects on its relevance for today’s readers.

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"Hoffman's lucid and eloquent interpretations will appeal to Jewish and non-Jewish readers searching to understand Judaism and to 'connect the dots' in their own lives." —Publisher's Weekly on The Journey Home

"The ultimate Jewish book review! Lawrence Hoffman has made a fascinating selection of one hundred great Jewish books, offering a brief introduction to each. This reader-friendly approach masks a wide-ranging erudition, embracing the great variety of Jewish literature throughout the ages. Want to know what Jewish books are worth reading? You could have no better guide!"—Rabbi Arthur Green, Rector, Hebrew College Rabbinical School

"Rabbi Hoffman is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant scholars in Jewish life today. This, his latest book, is Hoffman at his best: wise, artful, and deeply engaging. It is a spectacular introduction to Judaism in a new and exciting way: a conversation through the ages that his book opens up in a compelling and page-turning way."—Rabbi Richard Jacobs, President-Elect, Union for Reform Judaism

"What is a great Jewish book? In this fascinating volume, renowned scholar and omnivorous reader Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman offers wise, pithy introductions to one hundred amazing books, each a vibrant participant in the clamorous Jewish conversation that began when God called out to Abraham and continues still. Anyone interested in the greatest productions of the People of the Book should start here."—Jonathan D. Sarna, Chief Historian, National Museum of American Jewish History

"Rabbi Hoffman . . . has compiled a list of what he considers to be great Jewish books. . . . The selections are organized by broad topic. . . . Guaranteed to spark conversation and offer excellent selections for book clubs." —Booklist (November 1, 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933346311
Publisher:
BlueBridge
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,334,098
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.54(h) x 0.97(d)

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