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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Want to know about Judaism? This book isn’t an absorbing read, but it is exactly as advertised. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. They were dispersed when the Kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians in B. Excellent One-Volume Intro to Judaism. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. I’d also used it for reference. I made it a point to verify politically An excellent and comprehensive guidebook to the various aspects of Jewish life, culture, and history.

What does it telushkni to be a Jew? Oct 27, Lesli rated it really liked it Shelves: Description What does it mean to be a Jew?

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Then I bought a copy for my Kindle, so I won’t be tempted to give it away! Jewish laws, history, celebrations–it’s all here in one cover. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Unfortunately, extremely biased on many of the religious topics toward a preference for Conservatism, rather than an open-minded overview of the various viewpoints and philosophies. I made it a point to verify politically motivated statements against other, more neutral sources — some stack up, some don’t.


Overview Music Telushoin Charts. Rabbi Telushkin’s Jewish Literacy is intended to serve as a general introduction to Judaism and Jewish culture and history. The Rabbbi is a gifted writer and exteemly knowledgeable. During the wait, a young woman in the congregation became agitated.

While this revelation doesn’t mean Israelis don’t care about Arab civilian deaths, it can affect one’s judgement overall. An excellent and telushiin guidebook to the various aspects of Jewish life, culture, and history.

After that there is a discussion of material taken from the mishnah and Talmud and the history of the second commonwealth period II. Jan 07, Adam rated it really liked it.

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed

It performs more than admirably as such an introduction. It’s SO well-written, and shows such deep knowledge of a wide range of subjects. Very strong introduction to the religion, best on 20th-century topics.

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InRabbi Joseph Telushkin undertook a mission to heal “Jewish ignorance,” an affliction whose symptoms include the ability to name the three components of the Trinity, coupled with an inability to explain mitzvah.

English Choose a language for shopping. This is no dry Judaism textbook. 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 there be “an international Islamic jihad holy war.

In any case, they would not start the service without him. History and Contemporary Life From the biblical and Talmudic periods through the Spanish Inquisition to modern times, with special sections on the Holocaust, Israel, and American-Jewish life.


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Good primer on Judaism. Joseph Telushkin born is an American rabbi, lecturer, and best selling author. All the answers are here. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. View More by This Author.

Buy the selected items together This item: The “chapters” are short but concise and you can easily read a chapter while brushing your teeth. Because of the format, Telushkin often doesn’t go into detail about topics that often have entire books devoted to them. A great overview of Jewish history, customs and beliefs. Because gossip, like tepushkin, can do irrevocable damage see Chapter Traditionalist Rabbi Telushkin The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism presents brief explanations of the most important concepts and topics concerning Judaism, Jews, and their history and culture.

My second complaint is that the author is highly motivated, and not subtly, to read Zionism into potentially any part of Jewish history. I love when an author recommends other books, Telushkin did this often, so I now have a list to look up.