Tag Archives: Joseph Telushkin

Book Review: Jewish Literacy

Jewish Literacy:  The Most Important Things To Know About The Jewish Religion, Its People, And Its History, by Joseph Telushkin This is by no means a small book, and I must admit I have some quibbles about it–especially where the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Biblical Literacy

Biblical Literacy:  The Most Important People, Events, And Ideas Of The Hebrew Bible, by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin On the one hand, this sizable book of about 600 pages or so of core material does include material from the Hebrew Bible, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rebbe

Rebbe:  The Life And Teachings Of Menachem M. Schneerson, The Most Influential Rabbi In Modern History, by Joseph Telushkin This book has received a lot of praise, and it is hard to tell whether that praise is justified.  Even though … Continue reading

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Book Review: Words That Hurt, Words That Heal

Words That Hurt, Words That Heal:  How To Choose Words Wisely And Well, by Joseph Telushkin I wish I would have read this book before I had read his book on ethics.  One of the things that writers often do, … Continue reading

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The Days Of Unleavened Bread And The Problem Of Khol Ha-Moedim

Yesterday, when writing about the question of the tradition of Winter Family Weekends for those of us who eschew the worship of heathen festivals [1], I commented that I would deal with the question of the observance of the “middle … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Code Of Jewish Ethics: Volume I: You Shall Be Holy

A Code Of Jewish Ethics:  Volume I:  You Shall Be Holy, by Joseph Teluskhin While I wouldn’t consider my reading of this book an example of hate-reading, I read this book knowing that my thoughts on it would be somewhat … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Eye For An Eye

An Eye For An Eye:  A Rabbi Daniel Winter Mystery, by Joseph Teluskhin I am somewhat familiar with the author’s writing about Jewish legal interpretation [1] and the problem of anti-semitism, but until I read this novel I was unaware … Continue reading

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On The Legitimacy Of The Oral Law

In his discussion of Hillel called Hillel:  If Not Now, When?, noted contemporary conservative Jewish rabbi and author Joseph Telushkin commented that given the Bible’s assumption of various matters being in existence outside of the written text, that the oral … Continue reading

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