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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I recently gave a copy to a friend who is half-Jewish. Jewish Holidays and Life CycleThe origins and distinctive customs of each holiday, and the rites sanctifying every major life event from circumcision and baby naming to burial and mourning.

I am richer and wiser jedish of this book. Set up a giveaway. I read this when my husband was an observant Jew. Return to Book Page.

It is also separated into sections for history, holidays, and lifecycle as well as many great Jewish thinkers and influential events. As someone who is interested in Judaism We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. In fact, Teluskin did such a good job on this book that I ordered another of his books concerning archaeology in the Holy Lands. Trivia About Jewish Literacy: There are Christians who avoid what they call the OT believing it has little to do with them.

Joseph Telushkin No preview available – After reading, one should be literate about most aspects of Judaism. It picks out events, people, ideas, and places that you should know about to have some sort of literacy when thinking about Judaism teoushkin by extension, good parts of Christianity, Islam, and world history. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


It gives a broad overview, including several aspects of Judaism, but is not so detailed that it taxes the casual reader. You Shall be Holy, which Telushkin regards as his major life’s work, was published in Description What does it mean to be a Jew? Jewish laws, history, celebrations–it’s all litefacy in one cover. I learned SO much. First published inJewish Literacy contains almost entries on subjects ranging from the Ten Commandments to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Since whatever I read was so interesting and educational, I finally decided to read it cover to cover.

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed

It has reinforced my Judaism belief. Jewish Holidays and Life Cycle The origins and distinctive customs of each holiday, and the rites sanctifying every major life event from circumcision and baby naming to burial and mourning. Write a customer review. Add both to Cart Add both to List. But, we are Judeo Chrisitans who branched off Judiasm and it is to our Abrahamic roots we owe the life of our faith.

Considering Christianity is founded on jewjsh principles of Judaism, I think this book should be explored more by Christians than those of our own faith. Because gossip, like murder, can do irrevocable damage see Chapter Description How much do you know about Judaism?

I have two substantial complaints, though.

Pages with related products. As part of his position, Telushkin visited the Soviet Union where he met with dissidents such as Andrei Sakharov. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


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Jul 18, Victoria rated it really liked it. During the wait, a young woman in the congregation became agitated. The plan was dropped. I love how Rabbi Telushkin’s “primer” of Jewish history, culture, and humor are all woven together.

The author is forthright about these divisions and makes a point of talking about distinctive elements that both bind people together and separate them, and that give the Jewish community a great deal of diversity even if there are frequently similar experiences of persecution to be found within the grim experience of Jews throughout much of the world. As an example, his stance on the modern state teoushkin Israel: His style is engaging as well as informative. Author insists, for the most part, on a descriptive account of Judaism.

InRabbi Joseph Telushkin undertook a mission to heal “Jewish litefacy an affliction whose symptoms include the ability to name the three components of the Trinity, coupled with an inability telsuhkin explain mitzvah. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Organized by subject, the book’s fifteen sections include: Jun 20, Charlie Hersh rated it liked it Shelves: