Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History
How much do you know about Judaism?
You'll find the answers to these questions -- and much more -- in this insightful and comprehensive guide. Written by esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin, Jewish Literacy has become one of the most respected and widely used reference books on Jewish life, culture, religion, and tradition. Now revised and updated, this fascinating volume distills a vast body of scholarship into 348 short, readable chapters, making the rich and complex history of Judaism accessible to any reader.
Organized by subject, the book's fifteen sections include:
History and Contemporary Life
Beliefs, Ethics, and Rituals
Jewish Holidays and Life Cycle
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Review: Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its HistoryUser Review - Chuck - Goodreads
Nice reference although it is too opinionated for my taste. Of course no one is completely neutral but I am hoping to find something more matter-of-fact. Read full review
Review: Jewish Literacy Revised Ed: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its HistoryUser Review - Kate - Goodreads
It's a long book (750pp), but I learned a lot! I also have a great reference for the future... Read full review