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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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Description How much do you know about Judaism? How did the Ten Lost Tribes become lost?

Are circumcisions performed on the Sabbath? Which country first granted Jews equal rights? When was polygamy outlawed for Jews? Why does Jewish law compare gossiping to murder?

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You’ll find the answers to these questions — and much more — in this insightful and comprehensive guide. Written by esteemed rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin, Jewish Literacy has become one of the most respected and widely used reference books on Jewish life, culture, religion, and tradition. 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.


Organized by subject, the book’s fifteen sections include: 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.

Beliefs, Ethics, and RitualsFrom 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.

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. Answers to the questions from the front flap: They were dispersed when the Kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians in B.

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