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 - Steven Schwarzman - Goodreads
I've used Rabbi Telushkin's Jewish Literacy for my Introduction to Judaism courses. Its bite-sized chapters that sum up pretty much everything you need to know about Judaism form a solid basis for ... Read full review
Review: Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its HistoryUser Review - Goodreads
A great primer, albiet from an Orthodox position. Telushkin touches on virtually everything you want to know and some you didn't know you wanted to know. I think this should be a textbook for ... Read full review