19 2014

Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture

7:30PM - 8:00PM  

Berney Theatre


Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: Jewish Literacy, Humour and Thought Joseph Telushkin, named by Talk Magazine as one of the 50 best speakers in the United States, is the author of Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History, the most widely selling book on Judaism of the past two decades. His more than 15 books have helped to shape Jewish thought today. He has written Jewish Humor: What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews; A Code of Jewish Ethics Volume; 1 and 2; Words That Hurt, Words That Heal, Biblical Literacy; and Jewish Wisdom, just to name a few. The Book of Jewish Values: A Day by Day Guide to Ethical Living (2000) was the subject of a PBS special that aired throughout the United States. Telushkin is co-author with Dennis Prager of one of the most influential Jewish books published in the last 35 years, The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism, hailed by Herman Wouk as “the intelligent skeptic’s guide to Judaism.” In September 2010, Telushkin published Hillel: If Not Now, When? His upcoming book on the life and impact of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History, is due to be published by HarperCollins in June 2014. Presented in cooperation with the Jewish Book Council.