Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History  -     By: Joseph Telushkin
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Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History

HarperCollins / 2008 / Hardcover

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Are circumcisions performed on the Sabbath? Which country first granted Jews equal rights? You'll find the answers here! Featuring 364 short chapters covering every aspect of Jewish life and history from American Jewish culture to the Torah and Zionism, Telushkin's compendium is an ideal introduction to the fundamentals of Judaism for Jews and non-Jews alike. 784 pages, hardcover from HarperCollins.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 784
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0061374989
ISBN-13: 9780061374982
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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.

Author Bio

Joseph Telushkin is a rabbi, scholar, and the bestselling author of eighteen books, among them A Code of Jewish Ethics and Hillel. His book Jewish Literacy is the widest-selling work on the topic of Judaism. He lives with his wife, Dvorah, in New York City, and lectures regularly throughout the United States.

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