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Joseph Telushkin is a rabbi, scholar, and author. His books include A Code of Jewish Ethics, Hillel, Jewish Literacy, and Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Tekijän teokset

Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism (1983) — Tekijä — 392 kappaletta
Hillel: If Not Now, When? (2010) 119 kappaletta

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The Sunflower (1997) — Avustaja — 1,140 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Telushkin, Joseph
Syntymäaika
1948-11-17
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male
Kansalaisuus
USA
Maa (karttaa varten)
USA
Syntymäpaikka
New York, New York, USA
Asuinpaikat
New York, New York, USA
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Koulutus
Yeshiva University
Columbia University
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Rabbi
Author
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
National Jewish Book Award (2006)
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InkWell Management
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Rabbi Joseph Telushkin (born 1948) is an American Modern Orthodox rabbi, lecturer, and author. He was ordained at Yeshiva University, and studied Jewish history at Columbia University.

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I just finished reading Jewish Literacy by Joseph Telushkin; all 750 pages. The book has been laying on my shelf, literally, since my son was confirmed at Temple, May 2012. It was given as a reward for the few kids that underwent confirmation after the Bar Mitzvah. I mentioned I was reading it tonight to one of my rabbis and suggested it as good literature to give people in the process of converting to Judaism. He said he looks for less intimidating-looking literature first, and he had a point. I will admit that I did intersperse reading it with other reading. The book looks scarily big but it is surprisingly readable and accessible for what amounts to an encyclopedia covering Jewish history, literature, practice, holidays and life-cycle.

Jewish Literacy contained a lot of material I didn't know, even though I am more involved than a typical Reform Jew. Bias alert; one of my tennis partners attended day school with him.
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JBGUSA | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 2, 2023 |
Excellent basic book to learn about Judaism. Prager and Telushkin, childhood friends collaborated on this book over 40 years ago. It still stands as an excellent resource. Not only did I learn facts about being Jewish, I learned truth about how to think about life itself and how to think about transmitting your own values to the next generation.
 
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thedenathome | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 9, 2022 |
Caveat-- Didn't read the whole thing.

I read mostly from the end of the biblical section to the end of medieval period and the section on Sholem Aleichem (the Twain story was great!) through the end of WWII. Was appalled at many things, thoroughly impressed with others (Denmark and Sweden), and thought much about "the 614th commandment."

This sort of book has a place and a use. I find that Jonathan Sacks often has a broader scope and wish that he would attempt something like this.
 
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OutOfTheBestBooks | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 24, 2021 |
Full of insights for both the religious and the non-religious about religion, tradition, and culture of ancient times.
 
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OutOfTheBestBooks | 1 muu arvostelu | Sep 24, 2021 |

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