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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Widely recognized as one of the most respected and indispensable reference books on Jewish life, culture, tradition, and religion, Jewish Literacy covers every essential aspect of the Jewish people and Judaism.
Telushkin tours the United States as a lecturer on Jewish topics, and has been named by Talk Magazine as one of the fifty best speakers in the United States.
This book may also be useful to those of the Christian faith who want to better understand how, when, and why, Christianity broke off from Judaism. You’ll find the answers to these questions If you read this book, you’ll see what I mean. Occasionally, the author shares a legend, story, or aphorism that is truly profound I loved the chapter on Rabbi Israel Salanter.
Jul 18, Victoria rated it really liked it. Telushkin clearly has a love for this work and it comes through in his writing. 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. Even an ambitious reader like myself read this book in chunks over the period of a couple of weeks, and I cannot imagine this book being This is by no means a small book, and I must admit I have some quibbles about it–especially where the author engages in Talmudic studies–but if you want to understand Judaism from a contemporary Conservative Jew, this is certainly a worthwhile reference source although at pages is not the sort of book that most people will want to plow through in one go.
I am irreligious so I prefer an objective POV for these so I appreciate the usefulness of an encyclopedia of Judaism, but I can’t get over the inflammatory statements such as, ‘Muslims like to build temples on the destroyed temples of other religions’ or categorizing all antizionist jews as self-hating, and categorizing all antizionist gentiles as antisemitic.
I remembered that it gets cursory over different things at various points, less about the inserting Zionism stuff, but admittedly Good review, Cooper! Langman Snippet view – This was really well thought-out, and well written. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It touches on almost anything one could think to ask about.
The first is that Rabbi Telushkin does not delve deeply enough into the Jewish thinkers he discusses. But, we are Judeo Chrisit This is such an enjoyable and educational book!
Kewish Life and Teachings of Menachem M. This is an extremely good book. Mar 05, Wendy rated it it was amazing. In short and engaging chapters, Rabbi Telushkin discusses everything from the Jewish Bible and Talmud to Jewish notions of ethics to antisemitism and the Holocaust; from the history of Jews around the world to Zionism and the politics of a Jewish state; from the significance of religious traditions and holidays to how they are practiced in daily life.
It is a rather large book, but it is a great read! I also would have liked to see a bibliography at the end of the book rather than at the end of each entry.
Keep that in mind when you read this book. Jan 09, Kristi Magy rated it really liked it Shelves: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It gives a broad tekushkin, including several aspects of Judaism, but is not so detailed that it taxes the casual reader.
Jewish Literacy Revised Ed
Ironic since the gospels have much better or more recent historic support than the Torah, which he never hints is fiction or myth. Get to Know Us. This is by no means a small book, and I must admit I have some quibbles about it–especially where the author engages in Talmudic studies–but if you want to understand Judaism from a contemporary Conservative Jew, literavy is certainly a worthwhile reference source although at pages is not the sort of book litteracy most people will want to plow through in one go.
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