Books about Judaism
Judaism is a set of beliefs and practices originating in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), as later further explored and explained in the Talmud and other texts. Judaism presents itself as the covenantal relationship between the Children of Israel (later, the Jewish nation) and God.
Judaism can claim a historical continuity spanning close to three millennia. It is one of the oldest monotheistic religions, and the oldest surviving. Many of its texts and traditions are central to the other Abrahamic religions, with Jewish history and the principles and ethics of Judaism having influenced Christianity and Islam, as well as some non-Abrahamic religions.
Followers of Judaism, whether converts or born into the Jewish nation (including seculars), are called Jews. The Jewish collective is regarded as an ethnoreligious group, for reasons derived from the sacred texts that define them as a nation, rather than followers of a faith. In 2007, the world Jewish population was estimated at 13.2 million people, 41% of whom lived in Israel and 40% of whom lived in the United States.
In modern Judaism, central authority is not vested in any single person or body, but in sacred texts, religious law, and learned rabbis who interpret those texts and laws. According to Jewish tradition, Judaism begins with the Covenant between God and Abraham (ca. 2000 BCE), the patriarch and progenitor of the Jewish nation. Throughout the ages, Judaism has adhered to a number of religious principles, the most important of which is the belief in a single, omniscient, omnipotent, benevolent, transcendent god, who created the universe and continues to govern it. More »
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More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us
By Steve Leder
Every one of us sooner or later walks through hell. The hell of being hurt, the hell of hurting another. The hell of cancer, the hell of a reluctant, ...
Man's Search for Meaning
By Viktor E. Frankl & William J. Winslade
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual...
The Rational Bible: Exodus
By Dennis Prager
NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Dennis Prager has put together one of the most stunning commentaries in modern times on the most profound document in human histo...
Now buy this amazing volume for a special low price. The well known and acclaimed work of Dr. Joseph Lumpkin has been enlarged to include new research...
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
By W. Phillip Keller
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want …”Travel the shepherd’s path to the green pastures and cool, refreshing waters of Psalm 23.As...
The Book of Enoch
The Bible, as we hold it today, is esteemed by many religious institutions and especially Conservative Christians to be the inspired, inerrant Word of...
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom
By Ariel Burger
Elie Wiesel was a towering presence on the world stage—a Nobel laureate, activist, adviser to world leaders, and the author of more than forty books...
The Silk Roads: An Illustrated New History of the World
By Peter Frankopan & Neil Packer
Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world. Peter Frankopan explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, w...
GIFT IDEAS | COLORING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | CHRISTIAN Verses for Women is a beautifully curated collection of bible verses for Christian women center...
Have a Little Faith: A True Story
By Mitch Albom
Now including a new chapter for the paperback edition. "A masterpiece."--Publishers Weekly "In the beginning there was a question. 'Will you do my eul...