Judaism is a monotheistic religion founded in the Middle East around 500 BCE. It is the tenth largest religion in the world, and its history, texts, and traditions have strong influence in both Christianity and Islam, which both hold the Jewish figure Abraham as the patriarch of faith. Judaism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions in existence, and its followers have a long history of suffering from bias and persecution, especially with the rise of Christianity in the West.
Living a Jewish Life describes Judaism as not just a contemplative or abstract system of thought but as a blueprint for living fully and honorably. This new edition builds on the classic guide, which has been a favorite among Jewish educators and students for years.
A publishing sensation long at the top of the best-seller lists in Israel, the original Hebrew edition of Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism has been called the most successful book ever published in Israel on the preeminent medieval Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides.
You’ll find everything you need to know about being Jewish in this indispensable, revised and updated guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices, philosophical beliefs, and historical foundations of Judaism.
Telushkin speaks to the major ethical issues of our time, issues that have, of course, been around since the beginning. He offers one or two pages a day of pithy, wise, and easily accessible teachings designed to be put into immediate practice.