Jewish Literacy Revised Ed

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed
Author: Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 0062046047
ISBN 13: 9780062046048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed Book Review:

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.

Jewish Literacy

Jewish Literacy
Author: Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 784
Release: 1991-04-26
ISBN 10: 9780688085063
ISBN 13: 0688085067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Literacy Book Review:

A rabbi summarizes the Jewish tradition for Jews and non-Jews alike in a reference guide to Jewish religion and culture, covering culture, history, and tradition in one broad sweep. 15,000 first printing.

Jewish Literacy

Jewish Literacy
Author: Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1154379312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Book of Jewish Values

The Book of Jewish Values
Author: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 0307794458
ISBN 13: 9780307794451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Jewish Values Book Review:

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin combed the Bible, the Talmud, and the whole spectrum of Judaism's sacred writings to give us a manual on how to lead a decent, kind, and honest life in a morally complicated world. "An absolutely superb book: the most practical, most comprehensive guide to Jewish values I know." —Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People Telushkin speaks to the major ethical issues of our time, issues that have, of course, been around since the beginning. He offers one or two pages a day of pithy, wise, and easily accessible teachings designed to be put into immediate practice. The range of the book is as broad as life itself: • The first trait to seek in a spouse (Day 17) • When, if ever, lying is permitted (Days 71-73) • Why acting cheerfully is a requirement, not a choice (Day 39) • What children don't owe their parents (Day 128) • Whether Jews should donate their organs (Day 290) • An effective but expensive technique for curbing your anger (Day 156) • How to raise truthful children (Day 298) • What purchases are always forbidden (Day 3) In addition, Telushkin raises issues with ethical implications that may surprise you, such as the need to tip those whom you don't see (Day 109), the right thing to do when you hear an ambulance siren (Day 1), and why wasting time is a sin (Day 15). Whether he is telling us what Jewish tradition has to say about insider trading or about the relationship between employers and employees, he provides fresh inspiration and clear guidance for every day of our lives.

The Way Into the Varieties of Jewishness

The Way Into the Varieties of Jewishness
Author: Sylvia Barack Fishman
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 1580233678
ISBN 13: 9781580233675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way Into the Varieties of Jewishness Book Review:

Takes readers era by era through Jewish history, revealing the fascinating range of historical conflicts that Jews have dealt with internally. Outlines the development of the Jewish faith, people and the major differences among Jewish movements today.

The Book of Jewish Belief

The Book of Jewish Belief
Author: Louis Jacobs
Publsiher: Behrman House, Inc
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780874413793
ISBN 13: 0874413796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Jewish Belief Book Review:

This is a Comprehensive"how-To"and"know All"guide to Jewish faith and values, written by great Jewish Theologian. It contains answers to questions about God, Torah, mitzvot, holidays, festivals, rituals, Jewish symbols, philosophy, mysticism, and more.

The Book of Jewish Practice

The Book of Jewish Practice
Author: Louis Jacobs
Publsiher: Behrman House, Inc
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780874414608
ISBN 13: 0874414601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Jewish Practice Book Review:

Illustrations. explanations of why certain things are done in a particular way, contemporary applications and information on how to do things is thus made available.

Jewish Wisdom

Jewish Wisdom
Author: Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 688
Release: 1994-10-21
ISBN 10: 9780688129583
ISBN 13: 0688129587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Wisdom Book Review:

When, if ever, should lying be permitted? If you've damaged a person's reputation unfairly, can the damage be undone? Is a person who sells weapons responsible for how those weapons are used? if the fetus is not a life, what is it? How, as an adult, can one carry out the command to honor one's parents when they make unreasonable demands? What are the nine biblical challenges a good person must meet? What do the great Jewish writings of the last 3,500 years tell us about these and all other vital questions about our lives? Rabbi Joseph Telushkin has devoted his life to the search for answers within the teachings of Judaism. In Jewish Wisdom, Rabbi Telushkin, the author of the highly acclaimed Jewish Literacy, weaves together a tapestry of stories from the Bible and Talmud, and the insights of Jewish commentators and writers from Maimonides, Rashi, and Hillel to Einstein, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Elie Wiesel. A richer source of crucial life lessons would be hard to imagine. Accompanying this extraordinary compilation is Teluslikins compelling commentary, which reveals how these texts continue to instruct and challenge Jewsand all people concerned with leading ethical livestoday As he discusses these texts, Rabbi Telushkin addresses issues of fundamental interest to modern readers: how to live with honesty and integrity in an often dishonest world; how to care for the sick and dying; how to teach children to respect both themselves and others, how to understand and confront such great tragedies as antisemitism. and the Holocaust; what God wants from humankind. Within Jewish Wisdom's ninety chapters the reader will find extended sections illuminating Jewish perspectives on sex, romance, and marriage, what kind of belief in God a Jew can have after the Holocaust, how to use language ethically, the conflicting views of the Bible and Talmud on the death penalty, and much, much more. Jewish Wisdom adds a new dimension to the many widely read contemporary books that retell the stones and reveal the essence of classic religious and secular literature. Possibly the most far-ranging volume of stories and quotations from Jewish texts, Jewish Wisdom will itself become a classic, a book that not only has the capacity to transform how you view the world, but one that well might change how you choose to live your life.

How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household

How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household
Author: Blu Greenberg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 1439147604
ISBN 13: 9781439147603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household Book Review:

Filled with practical advice as well as history, Blu Greenberg's book is a comprehensive guide to the joys and complexities of running a modern Jewish home. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household is a modern, comprehensive guide covering virtually every aspect of Jewish home life. It provides practical advice on how to manage a Jewish home in the traditional way and offers fascinating accounts of the history behind the tradition. In a warm, personal style, Blu Greenberg shows that, contrary to popular belief, the home, and not the synagogue, is the most important institution in Jewish life. Divided into three large sections—"The Jewish Way," "Special Stages of Life," and "Celebration and Remembering"—this book educates the uninitiated and reminds the already observant Jew of how Judaism approaches daily life. Topics include prayer, dress, holidays, food preparation, marriage, birth, death, parenthood, and many others. This description of the modern-yet-traditional Jewish household will earn special regard among the many American Jews who are re-exploring their ties to Jewish tradition. Such Jews will find this book a flexible guide that provides a knowledge of the requirements of traditional Judaism without advocating immediate and complete compliance. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household will also appeal to observant Jews, providing them with helpful tips on how to manage their homes and special insights into the most minute details and procedures in a traditional household. Herself a traditional Jew, Blu Greenberg is nevertheless quite sympathetic to feminist views on the role of women in Jewish observance. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household therefore speaks intimately to women who are struggling to reconcile their identities as modern women with their commitments to traditional Judaism.

Choosing Judaism

Choosing Judaism
Author: Lydia Kukoff
Publsiher: Urj Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 9780807401507
ISBN 13: 0807401501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choosing Judaism Book Review:

In print for over 20 years, Choosing Judaism has become a classic guide for individuals considering conversion. By sharing her own story, Lydia Kukoff creates a remarkable work about what it means to make this significant choice. Years after her own conversion she continues to question, grow, and learn, and encourages others to do the same.

The Jewish Book of Why The Torah

The Jewish Book of Why  The Torah
Author: Alfred J. Kolatch
Publsiher: Jonathan David Pub
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780824604547
ISBN 13: 0824604547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jewish Book of Why The Torah Book Review:

A Code of Jewish Ethics Volume 1

A Code of Jewish Ethics  Volume 1
Author: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-02-04
ISBN 10: 030751787X
ISBN 13: 9780307517876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Code of Jewish Ethics Volume 1 Book Review:

A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 1: You Shall Be Holy is the initial volume of the first major code of Jewish ethics to be written in the English language. It is a monumental work on the vital topic of personal character and integrity by one of the premier Jewish scholars and thinkers of our time. With the stated purpose of restoring ethics to its central role in Judaism, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin offers hundreds of examples from the Torah, the Talmud, rabbinic commentaries, and contemporary stories to illustrate how ethical teachings can affect our daily behavior. The subjects dealt with are ones we all encounter. They include judging other people fairly; knowing when forgiveness is obligatory, optional, or forbidden; balancing humility and self-esteem; avoiding speech that shames others; restraining our impulses of envy, hatred, and revenge; valuing truth but knowing when lying is permitted; understanding why God is the ultimate basis of morality; and appreciating the great benefits of Torah study. Telushkin has arranged the book in the traditional style of Jewish codes, with topical chapters and numbered paragraphs. Statements of law are almost invariably followed by anecdotes illustrating how these principles have been, or can be, practiced in daily life. The book can be read straight through to provide a solid grounding in Jewish values, consulted as a reference when facing ethical dilemmas, or studied in a group. Vast in scope, this volume distills more than three thousand years of Jewish laws and suggestions on how to improve one’s character and become more honest, decent, and just. It is a landmark work of scholarship that is sure to influence the lives of Jews for generations to come, rich with questions to ponder and discuss, but primarily a book to live by.

Here All Along

Here All Along
Author: Sarah Hurwitz
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0525510729
ISBN 13: 9780525510727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here All Along Book Review:

A renowned political speechwriter rediscovers Judaism, finding timeless wisdom and spiritual connection in its age-old practices and traditions. “Sarah Hurwitz was Michelle Obama’s head speechwriter, and with this book she becomes Judaism’s speechwriter.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and co-author of Option B After a decade as a political speechwriter—serving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential campaign—Sarah Hurwitz decided to apply her skills as a communicator to writing a book . . . about Judaism. And no one is more surprised than she is. Hurwitz was the quintessential lapsed Jew—until, at age thirty-six, after a tough breakup, she happened upon an advertisement for an introductory class on Judaism. She attended on a whim, but was blown away by what she found: beautiful rituals, helpful guidance on living an ethical life, conceptions of God beyond the judgy bearded man in the sky—none of which she had learned in Hebrew school or during the two synagogue services she grudgingly attended each year. That class led to a years-long journey during which Hurwitz visited the offices of rabbis, attended Jewish meditation retreats, sat at the Shabbat tables of Orthodox families, and read hundreds of books about Judaism—all in dogged pursuit of answers to her biggest questions. What she found transformed her life, and she wondered: How could there be such a gap between the richness of what Judaism offers and the way so many Jews like her understand and experience it? Sarah Hurwitz is on a mission to close this gap by sharing the profound insights she discovered on everything from Jewish holidays, ethics, and prayer to Jewish conceptions of God, death, and social justice. In this entertaining and accessible book, she shows us why Judaism matters and how its message is more relevant than ever, and she inspires Jews to do the learning, questioning, and debating required to make this religion their own. “Searching for meaning in the ancient scripture and traditions of Judaism, Sarah Hurwitz takes us along on an enriching journey of discovery. In Here All Along, she explores her birthright as a Jew and finds timeless and valuable life lessons.”—David Axelrod, director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama

A Code of Jewish Ethics Love your neighbor as yourself

A Code of Jewish Ethics  Love your neighbor as yourself
Author: Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105210669482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Code of Jewish Ethics Love your neighbor as yourself Book Review:

Presents the first major code of Jewish ethics to be written in English, offering examples from the Torah, the Talmud, rabbinic commentaries, and modern stories to show how ethical teachings can influence daily behavior.

The Observant Life

The Observant Life
Author: Martin Samuel Cohen
Publsiher: Aviv Press
Total Pages: 935
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780916219499
ISBN 13: 0916219496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Observant Life Book Review:

A decade in the making, The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews contains a century of thoughtful inquiry into the most profound of all Jewish questions: how to suffuse life with timeless values, how to remain loyal to the covenant that binds the Jewish people and the God of Israel and how to embrace the law while retaining an abiding sense of fidelity to one s own moral path in life. Written in a multiplicity of voices inspired by a common vision, the authors of The Observant Life explain what it means in the ultimate sense to live a Jewish life, and to live it honestly, morally, and purposefully. The work is a comprehensive guide to life in the 21st Century. Chapters on Jewish rituals including prayer, holiday, life cycle events and Jewish ethics such as citizenship, slander, taxes, wills, the courts, the work place and so much more.

Biblical Literacy

Biblical Literacy
Author: Joseph Telushkin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2010-08-17
ISBN 10: 0062013017
ISBN 13: 9780062013019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biblical Literacy Book Review:

As he did so brilliantly in his bestselling book, jewish literacy,Joseph Teluslikin once again mines a subject of, Jewish history and religion so richly that his book becomes an inspiring companion and a fundamental reference. In Biblical Lileracy, Telushkin turns his attention to the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Old Testament), the most iniluential series of books in human history. Along with the Ten Commandments, the Bible's most famous document, no piece of legislation ever enacted has influenced human behavior as much as the biblical injunction to "Love your neighbor as yourself." No political tract has motivated human beings in so many diverse societies to fight for political freedom as the Exodus story of God's liberation of the Israelite slaves--which shows that God intends that, ultimately, people be free. The Bible's influence, however, has conveyed as much through its narratives as its laws. Its timeless and moving tales about the human condition and man's relationship to God have long shaped Jewish and Christian notions of morality, and continue to stir the conscience and imagination of believers and skeptics alike. There is a universality in biblical stories: The murder of Abel by his brother Cain is a profound tragedy of sibling jealousy and family love gone awry (see pages 11-14). Abraham',s challenge to God to save the lives of the evil people of Sodom is a fierce drama of man in confrontation with God, suggesting the human right to contend with the Almighty when it is feared He is acting unjustly (see pages 32-34). Jacob's, deception of his blind father, Isaac raises the timeless question: Do the ends justify the means when the fate of the world is at stake (see pages 46-55). Encyclopedia in scope, but dynamic and original in its observations and organization, Biblical Lileracy makes available in one volume the Bible's timeless stories of love, deceit, and the human condition; its most important laws and ideas; and an annotated listing of all 613 laws of the Torah for both layman and professional, there is no other reference work or interpretation of the Bible quite like this Stunning volume.

Because My Soul Longs for You Integrating Theology into Our Lives

Because My Soul Longs for You  Integrating Theology into Our Lives
Author: Rabbi Edwin C. Goldberg,Rabbi Elaine S. Zecher
Publsiher: CCAR Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-08-12
ISBN 10: 0881233730
ISBN 13: 9780881233735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Because My Soul Longs for You Integrating Theology into Our Lives Book Review:

Because My Soul Longs for You seeks to answer one of the most enduring human questions: Where can we find God in our lives? While Jewish theologians have long pondered the "God question" from ethical and philosophical perspectives, the last century has made space for a more experiential theology: God is present in our lived experiences. Radical amazement, to use Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's phrase, can be found in everyday life. Contributors to this volume share how they welcome God's presence into their lives, as well as the theological language they use to think and speak about this presence. Chapters explore how we experience God through prayer, text study, poetry, food, music, service, movement, meditation, interpersonal connection, and much more. Published by CCAR Press, a division of the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Judaism

Judaism
Author: Rachel Zahl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-09-14
ISBN 10: 9781537675893
ISBN 13: 1537675893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism Book Review:

NEW Second Edition, Published September 14, 2016So, you want to convert to Judaism? That's great! You have to understand, though, that Judaism is not only a religion but is also a way of life. Jews consider themselves as one big family. Hence, to have a proper perspective about everything, you'll have to mentally orient yourself that you're trying to find a way in as a productive member of that Jewish family. You should also brace yourself for a long struggle ahead of you because converting to Judaism is not a walk in the park. This book will provide you with an excellent introduction to Judaism as well as what to expect during your conversion process, including lots of great tips and pointers that will help along the way.

The History of Christian Thought

The History of Christian Thought
Author: Jonathan Hill
Publsiher: Lion Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN 10: 0745957633
ISBN 13: 9780745957630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Christian Thought Book Review:

A society with no grasp of its history is like a person without a memory. This is particularly true of the history of ideas. This book is an ideal introduction to the thinkers who have shaped Christian history and the culture of much of the world. Writing in a lively, accessible style, Jonathan Hill takes us on an enlightening journey from the first to the twenty first centuries. He shows us the key Christian thinkers through the ages - ranging from Irenaeus, Origen, Augustine and Aquinas through to Luther, Wesley, Kierkegaard and Barth - placing them in their historical context and assessing their contribution to the development of Christianity.

How Learning Works

How Learning Works
Author: Susan A. Ambrose,Michael W. Bridges,Michele DiPietro,Marsha C. Lovett,Marie K. Norman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-04-16
ISBN 10: 9780470617601
ISBN 13: 0470617608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Learning Works Book Review:

Praise for How Learning Works "How Learning Works is the perfect title for this excellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topic into clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Full of great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solid research evidence, this book is essential reading for instructors at all levels who wish to improve their students' learning." —Barbara Gross Davis, assistant vice chancellor for educational development, University of California, Berkeley, and author, Tools for Teaching "This book is a must-read for every instructor, new or experienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years, as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of its ideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching." —Eugenia T. Paulus, professor of chemistry, North Hennepin Community College, and 2008 U.S. Community Colleges Professor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education "Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what has previously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learning scientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined with concrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and clear tactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. I will recommend this book to all my colleagues." —Catherine M. Casserly, senior partner, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book." —From the Foreword by Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; coauthor, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction; and author, Multimedia Learning