The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History
Traditionalist Rabbi Telushkin presents 364 brief explanations of the most important concepts and topics concerning Judaism, Jews, and their history and culture.
Each entry runs from one to three pages in length.
Basic religious terms, ethics, historical events, religious texts, Jewish personalities, and more are covered in a lively, popular style.
A useful feature is that each entry is followed by a short bibliography of further readings on the subject.
Despite the occasional superficiality of its coverage,
this book is a useful introductory course for Jewish and non-Jewish 'illiterates' from teenagers on up.
A useful addition for general Judaica collections