Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History (Hardcover)
What does it mean to be a Jew? How does one begin to answer so extensive a question?
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, in the largest sense. 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. In 352 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. Whether you want to know more about Judaism in general or have specific questions you'd like answered, Jewish Literacy is sure to contain the information you need.
Rabbi Telushkin's expert knowledge of Judaism makes the updated and revised edition of Jewish Literacy an invaluable reference. A comprehensive yet thoroughly accessible resource for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Judaism, Jewish Literacy is a must for every Jewish home.
About the Author
Joseph Telushkin is the bestselling author of "A Code of Jewish Ethics, ""Biblical Literacy", and"Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History", ""among others. He was named by "Talk "magazine as one of the fifty best speakers in the United States. His book, "Words That Hurt, Words That Heal", became the motivating force behind Senators Joseph Lieberman and Connie Mack s Senate resolution to establish a National Speak No Evil Day.