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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Because gossip, like murder, can do irrevocable damage see Chapter After various introductory material the author opens with a discussion about stories of the Bible, divided by book of the Bible, containing the first 63 entries I. I love how Rabbi Telushkin’s “primer” of Jewish history, culture, and humor are all woven together. I read it because some of my Methodist youth group come from Jewish families, and I wanted to be able to answer questions about “How are the two faiths different?

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It is a tremendous work, and clearly a long labor of love by Joseph Telushkin. 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 telushkon other religions’ or categorizing all antizionist jews as self-hating, and categorizing all antizionist gentiles as antisemitic.


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. History and Contemporary LifeFrom 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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My library Help Advanced Book Search. It also explains why Arabs may still feel some bitterness over the affair despite an official condemnation of the soldier’s actions. More by Joseph Telushkin. In this insightful and completely updated tome, esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin helps answer the question of what telusukin means to be a Jew, in the largest sense. Occasionally, the author shares a legend, story, or aphorism that is truly profound I loved the chapter on Rabbi Israel Salanter.

Still, I think it’s on the reader to tease out this kind of information and make decisions about its larger implications on his or her own. Very strong introduction to the religion, best on 20th-century topics. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. There are a litfracy of Yiddish and Hebrew words scattered through-out, some of which are familiar, some I’d never heard and have no idea how to pronounce.

The life and teachings jewiish Menachem M. I read this when my husband was an observant Jew. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.


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This is not his fault, but it sometimes allows him whether jeewish or not to gloss over facts that reflect negatively on his biases. I highly recommend this book to those who are interested in Judaism, interested in converting to Judaism, and to those of the Jewish faith who want to better understand their history, faith, beliefs, etc.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Really interesting for the first pages. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.