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I read this book with very little knowledge of the Jewish history.
I have not read anything else from Telushkin, but in this book his tone is so warm and friendly that you feel like the one teaching you everything is a close friend.
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is persuasive in showing that current Jewry rejected the principles of one of Judaism's greatest thinkers, the sage Hillel.
I read this book with very little knowledge of the Jewish history. I learned so much and found it fascinating. I really like the authors objectivity in his writingPublished 3 months ago by sherry
Time for Jews to go back to seeking Torah keepers from among the nations.Published 3 months ago by JeanH
Regardless of your religious background, this book is sure to grab your interest if you want to get to know some of the rabbinic teachings that have molded modern judaism (and some... Read morePublished 6 months ago by DiegoBP
Anyone interested the Talmud, or anyone interested in the Jewish school of thought typified by Jesus of Nazareth, should buy this book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by pb
I always learn something when I read one of Rabbi Telushkin's books, and as always, I'm not exhausted when I'm done. He writes well. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bentennessee
As always, Telushkin offers us a quality work. His digging into the "behind the scenes" of the life and teachings of the great sage, Hillel are insightful and useful, as... Read morePublished 9 months ago by D Huckey
Totally accessible account of this great sage . I had not been thinking of him as such an approachable personPublished 9 months ago by Jeffrey D. Harrison
Joseph Tellushkin is the best writer on Jewish topics. His book on the 1st century Jewish sage is a must read for anyone interested in the roots of modern Judaism.Published 14 months ago by A. Tepper
As a Christian I have enjoyed the opportunity to experience a Jew's opinion of Scripture. I have to keep in mind that there are things a post Jesus rabbi would not understand... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer