- Featured The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History
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Description: Ranges through all of Jewish history and literature to extract the enduring concepts that one needs to know to be a culturally literate and informed modern Jew. The basic terms and concepts of Judaism and the most significant facts, events, and personalities of Jewish history and contemporary Jewish life are presented. Chapters range from the Bible and the Talmud, to medieval and modern periods in Europe, Zionism, the Holocaust, American Jewish life, Soviet Jewry, anti-Semitism, ethics, the Hebrew calendar and the Jewish holidays.