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Jewish literacy : the most important things to know about the Jewish religion, its people, and its history

Author: Joseph Telushkin
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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."
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Telushkin
ISBN: 0688085067 9780688085063
OCLC Number: 22703384
Description: 688 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Bible --
The second commonwealth : the Mishna and the Talmud --
Early medieval period : under Islam and Christianity --
Late medieval period --
Modern period : Western and Eastern Europe --
Zionism and Israel --
The Holocaust --
American Jewish life --
Soviet Jewry --
Antisemitism --
Jewish texts --
Jewish ethics and basic beliefs --
The Hebrew calendar and Jewish holidays --
Life cycle --
Synagogue and prayers.
Responsibility: Joseph Telushkin.
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"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."

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