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One stipulated that Hillel, "Convert me to Judaism on condition that you will teach me the entire Torah while I stand on one foot."
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.
When Rabbi Joseph Telushkin remarked, "Why We Need Hillel Now More Than Ever!," it was not an attempt to make an exaggerated proclamation.
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 12 days ago by sherry
Time for Jews to go back to seeking Torah keepers from among the nations.Published 26 days 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 3 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago by D Huckey
Totally accessible account of this great sage . I had not been thinking of him as such an approachable personPublished 6 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 10 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 19 months ago by Amazon Customer