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Hillel by Joseph Telushkin
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Oct 13, 11

Read from October 05 to 11, 2011

I was totally unfamiliar with Telushkin before reading this book, but apparently he's generally a sort of pop theology type writer. There are some elements of that here (the book is not technical at all), but this book is not lazy pop theology: Telushkin knows his shit and cites everything. It can get repetitive at times (he makes his point about conversion over and over again), but it covers a lot of ground. He makes a strong argument for ethics being the defining characteristic of religiosity, rather than ritual observance. Highly recommended.
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message 1: by Leif (new)

Leif Don, thanks for your reviews. I really enjoy reading them -- honest, succinct, informed, skillful writing.


message 2: by Don (new) - rated it 4 stars

Don Leif Erickson wrote: "Don, thanks for your reviews. I really enjoy reading them -- honest, succinct, informed, skillful writing."

Thank you! I'm happy to know at least one person reads them.


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