What Is a Jew

What Is a Jew

by Morris N. Kertzer


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With over 400,000 copies sold, What Is a Jew? is the classic guide that answers 100 of the most commonly asked questions about Jewish life and customs.

Completely revised and reorganized, this guide to the traditions, beliefs, and practices of Judaism—for both Jews and non-Jews—tackles a wide range of subjects in a question-and-answer format. Ideal for conversion students, interfaith couples, and congregants seeking answers to essential day-to-day issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684842981
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 11/01/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 468,970
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.20(d)

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What Is a Jew 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a well written and easy to understand.It is a good source for understanding what Judaism is without overwhelming the reader with a lot of information. However, I believe at points over-simplifies the topics presented and has a tendancy to present a lot of infomation without giving much detail.I would recommend this book as a good starting point for learning about Judaism but I do feel other books on the topic do just as well, if not a better job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read several other books to learn more about Judaism but none of them come nearly as close as this! I found it to be the greatest resource book written at the most basic level or, Judaism 101. One or two charts/maps of Europe/Asia showing where the Ashkenazim and Sephardic Jews were from would be great in the next edition. Regardless, it's great!