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“A treasure trove…. Teaches us to open our eyes to people of all faiths among us who embody the highest ethical ideals, enhance our lives and ensure the ultimate redemption of all of humankind. A must read and gift for everyone who is interested in reading the Bible.” —Norman J. Cohen, rabbi, provost of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and professor of midrash; author, The Way Into Torah “Sparkles with fresh insights and new perspectives. Jews and Christians alike will be bemused and enlightened by Salkin’s new look at our ancient texts.” —Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, associate director emeritus, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops “A mitzvah of great generosity. Will help gentiles like me find a place in the story of God’s people without taking what does not belong to us.” —Barbara Brown Taylor, author, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

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What is the sign of God's favor?
How do the Jews know that there is a loving God?
The presence of righteous gentiles in their midst.

"Through the redemptive relationships that Jews have had with the gentile world, something truly does happen. Sacred molecules travel back and forth between the precious metals of our lives. That is why it is important that gentiles, no less than Jews, engage these worthy biblical characters. Their stories testify to the power and possibility of redemptive relationships between all people of faith--and this lesson becomes more important with every passing year."
--from the Introduction

Employing wit and vision, Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin reintroduces us to fifteen righteous gentiles. We walk among the kings and common people of the Hebrew Bible, and join hands with theologians, historians, journalists and other luminaries from present and ancient days, to learn important and timeless lessons in respect and love.

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  • File Size: 1604 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing; 1 edition (February 7, 2011)
  • Publication Date: February 7, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MMEG4I
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Jarman on November 16, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is the first book I have read by Rabbi Jeff Salkin. Simply stated, I enjoyed it and recommend it.

As each chapter is an unrelated story from the Bible, you can pick up this book and read it in any order you wish. The history of each story was interesting to me, but equally as important to me was the connection of non Jews to Jewish history and culture. I have often felt that part of anti-semitism stems from the exclusivity that Judaism can appear to have as opposed to the open arm proselytizing of Christianity. The stories in Salkin's book break down some of this exclusivity of Judaism and show connections with non Jews that I think is very important. If there is a pattern to be observed with these "Righteous Gentiles," it is their appreciation of the values found in Judaism and not just an acceptance of the singular God. I like seeing what appealed to many of these "Gentiles" about Judaism and I like seeing the Jewish culture open its arms to those who were not part of it by birth.

Salkin's writing style also makes for enjoyable reading.

Again, I highly recommend his book and look forward to reading more of his work.
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