Ideal for students, parents, and rabbis, and those who wish to resolve what it means to be a Jew.
This book is more than a highly readable presentation of the basics of Judaism. It is a provocative and persuasive argument that the true meaning of being a Jew has been obscured for many Jews today as well as a stirring reflection on some of the deepest themes in Jewish practice and belief.
A compelling introduction to being a religious Jew.
An honest, provocative and important work.
For today's generation, this book is a necessary acquisition.
No apologist, and no fan of what he terms the 'halfway affair'of American Judaism, [Kugel] demonstrates the deepest continuities of Jewish history.
I hope that readers will not only savor Jim Kugel's engaging conversation about Judaism, but will participate in it.