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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The book is devided into a page or two chapters that are easy and pleasant reading.

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I almost gave it 4 stars because at times he tries to paint Judiasm as logically the best choice of religions, but then I realized he’s a Rabbi, writing a book called Jewish Literacy, and my goyim self should be more surprised at how even-handed and restrained it really was. What does it mean to be a Jew? Now revised and updated, this fascinating volume distills a vast body of scholarship into short, readable chapters, making the rich and complex history of Judaism accessible to any reader.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. How did the Ten Lost Tribes become lost? This book isn’t an absorbing read, but it is exactly as advertised. Since whatever I read was so interesting and educational, I finally decided to read it cover to cover. You’ll find the answers to these questions — and much more — in this insightful and comprehensive guide. Read more Read less. 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 read much faster than this without becoming the stuff of nightmares.

As other reviewers have noted, the author has allowed his personal feelings to weigh on how he presents the Muslim and Arab world, and I would take his words with a grain of salt here. Mar 17, Peter rated it it was amazing. An excellent and comprehensive guidebook to the various aspects of Jewish life, culture, and history. No trivia or quizzes yet.


I’m glad you found it a useful resource despite these shortcomings though! It is a rather large book, but it is a great read! Beliefs, Ethics, and Rituals From monotheism to Judaism’s views on the afterlife, “chosenness,” and human relations with God; ethical concerns ranging from the proper treatment of animals to the real meaning of “an eye for an eye”; along with explanations of the major prayers and synagogue practices.

You’ll find plenty of it within these pages — each chapter ends with a bibliography on the subject. It touches on almost anything one could think to ask about. A useful feature is that each entry is followed by a short bibliography of further readings on the subject. If your knowledge stops there though, you only get part of the picture; you’ve only understood something as explained by outsiders from the outside of a community.

Mar 05, Wendy rated it it was amazing. But a more conservative take than I prefer in a number of cases, and as others have noted, there’s a thread of Islamophobia throughout.

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. Trivia About Jewish Literacy: It is next to my dictionary and I have already consulted it a number of times.

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Good primer on Judaism. Dec 26, Cooper Williams rated it liked it. This book certainly is written to assume that the audience knows nothing of Judaism. They were dispersed when the Kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians in B. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and tlushkin.


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Account Options Sign in. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I made it litedacy point to verify politically An excellent and comprehensive guidebook to the various aspects of Jewish life, culture, and history.

Answers to the questions from the front flap: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It is best used as a reference guide. I chose to read it sequentially to my wife as a bedtime story.

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Langman Snippet view – For non-Jews, this may be t A good overview of Jewish ideas, history, and theological principles written by a member of the Etlushkin community. For some figures, like Rabbi Akiva or Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, far too jedish time is spent on their geographical movements and the respect afforded them, and not enough time on their actual teachings.

I recently gave a copy to a friend who is half-Jewish. Jun 20, Charlie Hersh rated it liked it Shelves: Ethical monotheism remains particularly relevant in the 21st century and Rabbi Telushkin continues to make major contributions in all his books with his erudition and easily accessible style.

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 the past I’d used it telkshkin study but only read assigned pages. Get to Know Us. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.