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Telushkin, Joseph 1948-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 281 publications in 8 languages and 11,063 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Introductions  Quotations  Anecdotes  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: BM565, 296
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Most widely held works by Joseph Telushkin
Jewish literacy : the most important things to know about the Jewish religion, its people, and its history by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

36 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Encyclopedic in scope--arranged by subject ... its 15 sections discuss: history and contemporary life, belief, ethics, and rituals; Jewish holidays and life cycle." Includes material on the Holocaust, antisemitism, "Soviet Jewry," and "Zionism and Israel."
Why the Jews? : the reason for antisemitism by Dennis Prager( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the causes of antisemitism are neither ethnic nor racial nor rooted in economic envy or religious bigotry, but that anitsemitism is a response to Jews and their way of life, based upon its very foundations - God, Torah, and Peoplehood
The nine questions people ask about Judaism by Dennis Prager( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical literacy : the most important people, events, and ideas of the Hebrew Bible by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Its scholarship is impeccable, yet it reads like a novel ... Makes available in one volume the Bible's timeless stories of love, deceit, and the human condition; its important laws and ideas; and an annotated listing of all 613 laws of the Torah."--Jacket
Jewish wisdom : ethical, spiritual, and historical lessons from the great works and thinkers by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from the Bible and the Talmud, and the insights of Jewish commentators and writers from Maimonides, Rashi, and Hillel to Einstein, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Elie Wiesel
Words that hurt, words that heal : how to choose words wisely and well by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the power of words to hurt and heal, looking at how people speak about and to others, and teaching how to incorporate ethical speech into everyday life
A code of Jewish ethics by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Rebbe : the life and teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the most influential Rabbi in modern history by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspiring story of the prominent yet deeply modest leader who rebuilt a dwindling post-holocaust community into the most influential Jewish organization in the world, the late Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Jewish humor : what the best Jewish jokes say about the Jews by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sigmund Freud once wrote of Jewish jokes: "I do not know whether there are many other instances of a people making fun to such a degree of its own character." Why this should be so is the subject of Jewish Humor, an erudite, opinionated, and hilarious examination of comedy as the mirror of culture, woven around more than a hundred of the best Jewish jokes - some classic, some newly minted - ever compiled." "The jokes are analyzed by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, a well-known authority on Jewish life who is as celebrated for his wit as for his scholarship. Through humor, Telushkin identifies the keystones of Jewish character: family love and torments; relations with God; the push of antisemitic oppression and the pull of assimilation; chutzpah and its flip side, self-denigration; the love of learning, the passion for arguing, the commitment to justice - and others. The specific issues Telushkin addresses include how Jews cope with persecution and discrimination (read how the most common antisemitic canard is punctured on page 107); how Jews view money and financial success (for the funny, shorthand version, see page 34); what Jews think about sex (there's a complex of jokes on pages 86-97); how Jews see rabbis and other religious leaders (the truth is bared on pages 149-159); what Jews think about violence (the one kind they like appears on pages 97-104); what Jews think about assimilation and intermarriage with non-Jews (take a guess or take a look at pages 125-145); and how Jews see other Jews (judge by the joke on page 82)." "Insightful, sometimes stinging, and always funny, Jewish Humor offers no less than a portrait of the Jewish collective unconscious. It is destined to become the classic work on the subject."--Jacket
An eye for an eye by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the father of a murder victim kills the perpetrator of that crime, his rabbi sees the killing as illegal but not necessarily immoral. The rabbi, Daniel Winter, quickly finds himself surrounded by opponents. When a second, even more shocking murder occurs a few days later, it seems as if Rabbi Winter may have unknowingly unleashed dangerous anarchic tendencies hidden inside all of us
Hillel : if not now, when? by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is hateful unto you, do not do unto your neighbor. That is the whole Torah, all the rest is commentary. Now, go and study." This is the most famous teaching of Hillel, one of the greatest rabbis of the Talmudic era. Hillel's teachings, stories, and legal rulings can be found throughout the Talmud; many of them share his emphasis on ethical and moral living as an essential element in Jewish religious practice. Perhaps the most prominent rabbi and teacher in the Land of Israel during the reign of Herod, Hillel may well have influenced Jesus, his junior by several decades. In a provocative analysis of both Judaism and Christianity, Telushkin reveals why Hillel's teachings about ethics as God's central demand, and his willingness to encourage converts to Judaism, began to be ignored in favor of the stricter and less inclusive teachings of his adversary, Shammai.--From publisher description
The book of Jewish values : a day-by-day guide to ethical living by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the Bible and Talmud, this book is a manual on how to lead a decent, kind, and honest life in a morally complicated world
The Ten commandments of character : essential advice for living an honorable, ethical, honest life by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a wealth of astute and warmhearted counsel on many of life’s most difficult ethical dilemmas. Joseph Telushkin outlines his ten commandments of character, explaining why each one is so vital, and then addresses perplexing issues that can and often do crop up in our lives relating to family, friends, work, community, medical ethics, and money, such as: • How honest should you be when you are asked to give a reference?; • How much assistance should you give your son with his college application essay?; • Is it wrong to receive a kidney from an executed prisoner in China?; • What should you do if your father begs you to end his life rather than allow him to descend into the hell of Alzheimer’s?; • Should a brother give up part of his inheritance if his sister has children and considerable expenses and he doesn’t?; • Should a dying woman reveal to her husband that their son is not really his? Many of us are finding it increasingly hard to tread the fine line between right and wrong. In The Ten Commandments of Character, Telushkin faces these issues squarely and shows us how to live a life of true integrity
Heaven's witness by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempting to help Robin Norris with a simple voice problem, Dr. Jordan Geller hypnotizes her - but when he does so, somehow she chillingly assumes the identity of Beverly Casper, a talented teenager murdered seven years before Robin was born. The details Robin reveals under hypnosis eerily parallel a current murder spree in the Los Angeles area. Geller finds himself in an impossible situation: Should he go to the police with vivid, unknown details of the crime? Or should he seek help from his mentor, Dr. Elinor Fischer, a confirmed rationalist, who has made no secret of her contempt for hypnosis and reincarnation?" "Behind all this lies the more immediate question: Could Beverly Casper's killer still be alive and still killing? Could the prime witness of a brutal murder really have been born years after the crime was committed?
The golden land : the story of Jewish immigration to America : experience the achievements of American Jews through removable documents and artifacts by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using an interactive format that includes removable letters, documents, and personal effects, this visual history of the Jews in America follows the successive waves of Jewish immigration to the United States, from the eighteenth century to the present day. 30,000 first printing. Traditions Book Club Main
The quarrel by Jeff Wall( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... former friends, both Jews, meet by accident and pass the day discussing the implications of the Holocaust and how it has altered their lives"--Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
The unorthodox murder of Rabbi Wahl by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder isnt unusual in LA. But when feminist Rabbi Myrna Wahl is found dead after appearing on a controversial radio talk show, together with a radical nun and female minister, radio host Rabbi Daniel Winter finds himself the prime suspect. Hell only survive if he can develop the secular talent for detection all the harder since he seems to be falling in love with the lady cop assigned to the case! The first volume of The Rabbi Winter Trilogy
The final analysis of Dr. Stark by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Rabbi Daniel Winter begins to analyze the bizarre death of a psychiatrist, he wonders who could have convinced Dr. Stark to voluntarily lie down on his patient's couch. He wonders why Dr. Stark's appointment book for that day is missing. He wonders about the rumors running rife around town, questioning Dr. Stark's professionalism. All in all, it's just not Kosher. The second volume of The Rabbi Winter Trilogy
Eight questions people ask about Judaism by Dennis Prager( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A code of Jewish ethics by Joseph Telushkin( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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Jewish literacy : the most important things to know about the Jewish religion, its people, and its history
Alternative Names
Joseph Telushkin Amerikaans rabbijn

Rabi Josef Teluškin 1948-

Teluschkin, Joseph.

Teluschkin, Joseph 1948-

Telushkin, Dzhozef.

Telushkin, Dzhozef 1948-

Telushkin, Iosef.

Telushkin, Ĭosef 1948-

Telushkin, Iosif 1948-

Teluškin, Džozef 1948-

Teluškin, Iosif 1948

Teluškin, Josef 1948-

Телушкин, Джозеф

Телушкин, Джозеф 1948-

Телушкин Й

Телушкин, Йосеф 1948-

Телушкин, Иосиф 1948-

יוסף טלושקין

텔러슈킨, 조셉 1948-

텔러슈킨, 죠셉 1948-

텔루슈킨, 조셉 1948-

ジョーゼフ・テルシュキン

ジョーゼフ・テルシュキン 1948-

テルシュキン, ジョーゼフ

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Why the Jews? : the reason for antisemitismThe nine questions people ask about JudaismBiblical literacy : the most important people, events, and ideas of the Hebrew BibleJewish wisdom : ethical, spiritual, and historical lessons from the great works and thinkersWords that hurt, words that heal : how to choose words wisely and wellA code of Jewish ethicsJewish humor : what the best Jewish jokes say about the JewsAn eye for an eye