By Rabbi Leo Trepp (561 Pages)Publisher: Behrman House, 2001
Not a history of the Jews, but a history of the Jewish Experience this is a must have book for anyone wishing to understand modern Judaism. It reaches across centuries and around the world to weave together the strands of Jewish experience. This comprehensive work includes prayers and practices, values and traditions, ideas and hopes, culture, faith and great moments in history. It provides a masterful overview of Judaism which is at once historical and also a warm reflection on the personal meaning that each of us can take from Judaism. Includes two parts: "Torah and History" and "Torah, Mitzvot, and Jewish Thought". In addition, eight maps and 145 illustrations enhance the vivid and lively dialogue.