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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Obtained this book for my library as a basic introduction to Jewish religions and the differences in the Jewish groups. There is a basic thread that runs throughout the different Jewish sects. I look ... Read full review
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As a gentile, this book is most interesting to give insight into Jewish culture. Read full review