The Jewish Book of Why

The Jewish Book of Why

by Alfred J. Kolatch


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ISBN-13: 9780142196199
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/25/2003
Series: Compass Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 120,244
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alfred J. Kolatch was an American rabbi and graduate of Yeshiva College. He was founder, president, and editor in chief of Jonathan David Publishers, as well as the author of more than 50 books. His most popular book, The Jewish Book of Why, spawned a series that has sold more than 1.5 million copies in five languages. He died in 2007.

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The Jewish Book of Why 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a couple of much bigger volumes on Judaism, but this book is great because the book is in Q&A style organized by topic. The answers are not overly lengthy nor cumbersome and are easy to read and understand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. It helps you with some questions you may have about customs and traditons about judaism or maybe just about life! The answers are easy to understand, and the questions are some that people may be afraid to ask, thinking people will consider them uneducated. Read this book and youll know many things about Jewish lifestyles and customs.
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Bobtheagedengineer More than 1 year ago
There's a niche, and it needed filling. Some answers are about tradition, some about ritual, some about dogma. The answers are always brisk and never in doubt. But I'm inclined to ask "Are they so? Are they good? Should we care?" The occasional conflict between one rule and another makes clear why serious scholars of the Talmud become crackerjack lawyers - they spend all their days studying and debating these matters.