Tag Archives: Judaism

Book Review: Judah Benjamin: Mystery Man Of The Confederacy

Judah Benjamin:  Mystery Man Of The Confederacy, by S.I. Neiman Judah Benjamin is an admittedly obscure person if one looks at the history of the Civil War.  Little is known or thought about him, and few books are written about … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of The Jews In America

A History Of The Jews In America, by Howard M. Sachar It appears that the author of this weighty tome believed that anyone who read this book would be likely to view its contents as speaking positively about the state … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jews In America

The Jews In America:  Four Centuries Of An Uneasy Encounter:  A History, by Arthur Hertzberg It is quite interesting to read this book and the way that it showed both the fretting that Jews have about matters like assimilation in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Messianic Judaism

Messianic Judaism:  A Rabbi’s Journey Through Religious Change In America, by Carol Harris-Shaprio Given that this book is written by a woman who calls herself a rabbi, it would appear as if the most striking aspect of this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Introduction To First Century Judaism

An Introduction To First Century Judaism:  Jewish Religion And History In The Second Temple Period, by Lester L. Grabbe Those looking to this book for insights on Jewish religion and history in the second temple period will be hindered by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Restoring The Jewishness Of The Gospel

Restoring The Jewishness Of The Gospel, by David Stern David Stern is one of the most notable Messianic Jews of the last generation or so, and this book gives his thoughts with regards to how Christians need to better understand … Continue reading

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Book Review: Passover (David Marx)

Passover, by David Marx As someone who has read a fair amount about the Passover, it is interesting to see the demand that exists for books about the Passover that are aimed at young Jewish audiences.  As is frequently the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Passover (Tamar Lupo)

Passover, by Tamar Lupo It can be very interesting to read a book like this, which is a short book that is meant to introduce children to the celebration of Passover.  I suspect that this book’s main market are American … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sabbath Day Of Eternity

Sabbath Day Of Eternity, by Aryeh Kaplan There is a fundamental flaw of logic at the heart of this book.  The author writes about the Sabbath from a Jewish perspective, specifically from the erroneous premise that the Talmud springs from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments:  How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life, by David Hazony About the only thing I had an issue with in this book is the fact that my own view of the Talmud is far … Continue reading

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