In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what it means to be a Jew, . Jewish Literacy has ratings and 88 reviews. Simcha said: Rabbi Telushkin’s Jewish Literacy is intended to serve as a general introduction to Judais. Read Jewish Literacy Revised Ed by Joseph Telushkin by Joseph Telushkin by Joseph Telushkin for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad.

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I felt the term antisemitic was thrown around fairly easily while at the same time making wild generalizations about non-Jewish groups.

I love how Rabbi Telushkin’s “primer” of Jewish history, culture, and humor are all woven together. As with any encyclopedic summary of a much broader, deeper subject, it’s also important to see books like this as the beginning of further research.

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It is a very thick, thin paged book – with no pictures! Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Great book to learn vocabulary telushkon story telling and historical context. To ask other readers questions about Jewish Literacyplease sign up. A rabbi summarizes the Jewish tradition for Jews and non-Jews alike in a reference guide to Jewish religion and culture, covering culture, history, and tradition in one broad sweep.

He was eventually listed by the KGB as an anti-Russian agent. The reason for 3 stars is that now, with the book having been written inis outdated on several topics. One thing that bothered me was that Telushkin treated the gosepls like fiction when it suited him.


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And I’m a Christian! How did the Ten Lost Tribes become lost? The oldest teelushkin the monotheistic religion, Judaism is deep, involved, and complex, but Telushkin’s accessible prose and clear organization make it understandable for anyone. Dec 26, Cooper Williams rated it liked it.

Jan 07, Adam rated it really liked it.

The achievement, if an incomplete one, is certainly a worthwhile one, and if you want a book on the subject this is certainly a fine one. There really is no better one-volume introduction to Judaism. This book is suited for both of those purposes.

There’s very little I can add to the many excellent reviews of Rabbi Telushkin’s wonderful compendium of Jewish knowledge. No trivia or quizzes yet. References to this book Jewish Issues in Multiculturalism: Personally, I came away with more sympathy toward Israel than I had before–and a greater awareness of the assumptions many Americans make when it comes to going too far in that direction and believing Israel can do no wrong.

For some figures, like Rabbi Akiva or Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, far too much time is spent on their geographical movements and the respect afforded them, and not enough time on their actual teachings. This book could likely be considered to be the sort of work that would not be likely to appeal outside of an audience of Jews who might want to understand their own background better or those who are at least somewhat close to Judaism in terms of their own religious thinking.

Excellent One-Volume Intro to Judaism. Nonetheless, the book is full of important summaries that seem really useful for a non-Jew trying to understand the Jewish people. The first is that Rabbi Telushkin does not delve deeply enough into the Jewish thinkers he discusses.

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Love Your Neighbor, was released in Litrracy than two decades after its publication, the book remains a foundation text for Jews, non-Jews, and prospective converts alike.


Oct 27, Literayc rated it really liked it Shelves: But a more telushiin take than I prefer in a number of cases, and as others have noted, there’s a thread of Islamophobia throughout. Are circumcisions performed on the Sabbath? He had heard the baby crying while walking to the synagogue and, realizing that the mother must have gone off to services, had gone into the house to calm him.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Ironic since the gospels have much better or more recent historic support than the Torah, which he never hints is fiction or myth. This is an extremely good literact. This is an excellent overview of Judaism Return to Book Page.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I also would have liked to see a bibliography at the end of the book rather than at the end of each entry.

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It was absurd in teluxhkin view to credit God with attributes such as will or intellect; that was like demanding that Sirius bark, just because people refer to it as the Dog Star. Really interesting for the first pages. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions Feb 09, Kerin Jacobs rated it liked it. Jul 21, Susan rated it it was amazing.