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Introduction to Judaism: Text Book List

Required Books

  • Diamant, Anita, Living a Jewish Life, HarperCollins, 2007. $16.99
  • Green, Arthur, Judaism's 10 Best Ideas, Jewish Lights, 2014. $9.99
  • Silberman, Shoshana, A Family Haggadah, Kar-Ben, 2011. $4.95
  • Wylen, Stephen, Settings of Silver, Paulist Press, 2000. $24.95

A Jewish Bible (Tanach) (JPS English translation) will be used in the class.
The Jewish Study Bible, Oxford University Press, 2004. $45.00

We also recommend you buy a guide for observing Shabbat.
Zion/Fields-Meyer, A Day Apart: Shabbat at Home, Shalom Hartman Institute, 2004. $24.95

Books are available (new and used) online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Please make sure you buy the most recent edition of the books.


Diamant, Anita, Choosing a Jewish Life, Schocken, 1998. $16.95 - Highly recommend for participants interested in conversion

Waskow, Arthur, Seasons of Joy, Jewish Lights, 2012. $18.95 - Recommended for participants interested in exploring both the basics and the deeper meaning of the Jewish holidays 

Scheindlin, Raymond, A Short History of the Jewish People, Oxford University Press, 1998. $17 -  Recommended for participants interested in academic historiography on the subject


Please contact Intro Director, Rabbi Sabine Meyer.