[Book Review] The Book of Jewish Knowledge

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By The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, Editor in Chief: Rabbi Yanki Tauber

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute has undertaken a seven year project to produce a volume that belongs in every Jewish home. Separated into 160 sub-sections, covering topics including: ethics, life cycle events, Shabbat observance, Jewish thought and everything in between, this book is an encyclopedic reference to all things Judaism.

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute has published a 400+ page guide to all aspects of Judaism including life events, history, and thought.

This book is beautifully presented with easy to understand, full color graphs, tables, and maps. The photography and art included is outstanding and really adds to the content of the book.

Visual appeal aside, this is a volume I look forward to referring to for years to come. Each topic is broken down, citing the source text from the Torah along with supporting texts including the Talmud, the Mishnah, the Ketuvim, the Nevaaim, writings from Maimonides, etc. The citations include the appropriate references to chapter and verse, making it very easy to review the Hebrew in a Chumash or Tanakh, if one wishes to further their study on a topic or review further commentary.

JLI has created a reference book with many helpful applications whether you are reconnecting with your faith, deepening your learning, or need a helpful reference for teaching. You don’t want to miss this one!

I’d like to thank Stuart Schnee PR for the free advanced copy of The Book of Jewish Knowledge in exchange for my honest review. The book is scheduled for release on September 30th.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute has published a 400+ page guide to all aspects of Judaism including life events, history, and thought.

About The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute

Serving learning centers in over 2,000 communities and on the internet JLI is the world’s preeminent provider of adult education. JLI’s mission is to make Jewish learning accessible and personally meaningful to every Jew, regardless of background or affiliation. JLI’s insightful curricula utilizes cutting-edge pedagogic techniques, embracing the multiple intelligence model and utilizing multimedia and an array of approaches to engage, educate, and inspire all kinds of minds in a dynamic Jewish learning experience. The courses are translated into nine languages, offer continuing educational credits for multiple professions and are taught by JLI trained and certified instructors.

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