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If you have ever wondered what being born Jewish should mean to you; if you want to find out more about the nature of Judaism, or explain it to a friend; if you are thinking about how Judaism can connect with the rest of your life — this is the first book you should own. It poses, and thoughtfully addresses, questions like these:

Can one doubt God's existence and still be a good Jew?
Why do we need organized religion?
Why shouldn't I intermarry?
What is the reason for dietary laws?
How do I start practicing Judaism?

The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism was written for the educated, skeptical, searching Jew, and for the non-Jew who wants to understand the meaning of Judaism. It has become a classic and very widely read introduction to the oldest living religion. Concisely and engagingly, authors Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin present Judaism as the rational, moral alternative for contemporary man.

Synopsis:

Written for the educated, skeptical, searching Jew, and for the non-Jew who wants to understand the meaning of Judaism, this thought-provoking book has become a widely-read introduction to the oldest living religion, consisely and engagingly presenting Judaism as the rational, moral alternative for contemporary man.

Synopsis:

The classic and essential guide for the educated, skeptical, and searching Jew, or for the non-Jew who wants to understand the meaning of Judaism.

If you have ever wondered what being born Jewish should mean to you; if you want to find out more about the nature of Judaism, or explain it to a friend; if you are thinking about how Judaism can connect with the rest of your life—this is the first book you should own. It poses, and thoughtfully addresses, questions like these:

· Can one doubt God’s existence and still be a good Jew?

· Why do we need organized religion?

· Why shouldn’t I intermarry?

· What is the reason for dietary laws?

· How do I start practicing Judaism?

Concisely and engagingly, authors Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin present Judaism as the rational, moral alternative for contemporary man or woman.

About the Author

Dennis Prager hosts a nightly talk show about values on KABC Radio in Los Angeles, lectures extensively, and writes and publishes a national newsletter, Ultimate Issues.

Joseph Telushkin, a rabbi and scholar of Jewish history, is currently a Jerusalem Fellow.

Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin are also coauthors of Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword, by Herman Wouk

Preface, by Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin

Question 1. Can One Doubt God's Existence and Still Be a Good Jew?

Question 2. Why Do We Need Organized Religion or Jewish Laws — Isn't It Enough to Be a Good Person?

Question 3. If Judaism Is Supposed to Make People Better, How Do You Account for Unethical Religious Jews and for Ethical People Who Are Not Religious?

Question 4. How Does Judaism Differ from Christianity, Marxism and Communism, and Humanism?

Question 5. What Is the Jewish Role in the World?

Question 6. Is There a Difference Between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism?

Question 7. Why Are So Many Young Jews Alienated from Judaism and the Jewish People?

Question 8. Why Shouldn't I Intermarry — Doesn't Judaism Believe in Universal Brotherhood?

Question 9. How Do I Start Practicing Judaism?

The "Not Yet" Approach

Shabbat Observance

Involvement with Israel

Aid to Soviet Jewry

Lashon Ha-Rah (Gossip When True, Slander When False)

Blessings, Prayers, and TefiIlin

Tzedaka

The Jewish Day School

Learning about Judaism: Recommended Reading

Final Considerations

Appendix

Index

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KIER8, December 9, 2008 (view all comments by KIER8)
"The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism" is a stimulating and powerful book that provides reasonable answers to tough questions. See for yourself why it has been called "the intelligent skeptic's guide to Judaism". It is no wonder that the articulate authors [Dennis Prager and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin] are popular lecturers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671622619
Author:
Prager, Dennis
Author:
Telushkin, Joseph
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
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Judaism - General
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Judaism - Beliefs Practices Rituals
Subject:
Jewish way of life
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Jewish
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Judaism
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Orthodox judaism
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Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Jewish - General
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Religion Western-Jewish History
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jewish; judaism; jewish question; judaism question; religious question; skeptical jew; skeptical judaism; god and judaism; judaism and intermarriage; judaism and diet; practice judaism; new to judaism; beginner judaism; questions about judaism; religion f
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jewish; judaism; jewish question; judaism question; religious question; skeptical jew; skeptical judaism; god and judaism; judaism and intermarriage; judaism and diet; practice judaism; new to judaism; beginner judaism; questions about judaism; religion f
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1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 87
Publication Date:
April 1986
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 7.455 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Written for the educated, skeptical, searching Jew, and for the non-Jew who wants to understand the meaning of Judaism, this thought-provoking book has become a widely-read introduction to the oldest living religion, consisely and engagingly presenting Judaism as the rational, moral alternative for contemporary man.
"Synopsis" by , The classic and essential guide for the educated, skeptical, and searching Jew, or for the non-Jew who wants to understand the meaning of Judaism.

If you have ever wondered what being born Jewish should mean to you; if you want to find out more about the nature of Judaism, or explain it to a friend; if you are thinking about how Judaism can connect with the rest of your life—this is the first book you should own. It poses, and thoughtfully addresses, questions like these:

· Can one doubt God’s existence and still be a good Jew?

· Why do we need organized religion?

· Why shouldn’t I intermarry?

· What is the reason for dietary laws?

· How do I start practicing Judaism?

Concisely and engagingly, authors Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin present Judaism as the rational, moral alternative for contemporary man or woman.

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