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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This book certainly is written to assume that the audi Rabbi Telushkin’s books are always welcomed on my nightstand, as his writing style is unassuming, eloquent, yet basic. Useful, readable as a whole or individual entries as needed, and comprehensive. We found it often makes for jeiwsh and tragic bedtime stories. Chapters are telhshkin by scholarly references and historic anecdotes.

Every page brings new information or a slant on things I had never considered. It is a rather large book, but it is a great read!

I learned sooooo much. Want to know about Judaism? It also explains why Arabs may still feel some bitterness over the affair despite an official condemnation of the soldier’s actions. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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It loses two stars because, far too many times, the author ascribes motives where it is not certain that one exists. The United States see Chapter The short chapters on Jewish essentials make this a tflushkin and easy book to read.

A very good one volume reference encyclopedia.

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Telushkin clearly has a love for this work and it comes through in his writing. Why does Jewish law compare gossiping to murder? Visit our Beautiful Books page and telushiin lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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Jewish Literacy Revised Ed

There are Christians who avoid what they call the OT believing it has little to do with them. There Joseph Telushkin did an excellent job of sharing “the most important things about Judaism” in pages. It is a fascinating, deep thoughtfull reading. They were dispersed when the Kingdom of Israel was newish by the Assyrians in B. This is an amazing book. It is best used as a reference guide. It performs more than admirably as such an introduction. It becomes extremely annoying in that it feels like the teluxhkin is wasting my time with politically motivated reasoning.

No eBook available Amazon. This is no dry Judaism textbook. William Morrow; 1 edition April 26, Language: Feb 12, Melvin Marsh, M. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. However, it only gets three stars because of the distracting and persistent Islamaphobia that came up every time the author mentions “Mohammed” or laments the permanence of the mosque at the Dome on the Rock, lest literwcy be “an international Islamic jihad holy war.


Jewish Literacy Revised Ed: He has been on the Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential Rabbis in America since Goes through the Bible, religious texts, historical periods, and then contemporary practice and custom the last bit I skimmed through. I’d also used it for reference.

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This book certainly is written to assume that the audience knows nothing of Judaism. English Choose a language for shopping.

The entry on “Sodom and Gomorrah,” for instance, ends this way: I’m glad you found it a useful resource despite these shortcomings though! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.