Tuesday, March 16, 2010
What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew about Judaism by Robert Schoen
Schoen is funny, really funny. He takes a light-hearted approach to explaining Judaism to Christians, a tactic I fully appreciate. He covers everything from bar mitzvahs to shabbat to kosher hot dogs. There is of course more to Judaism then bagels, menorahs, and Fiddler on the Roof, but Schoen uses them all to explain a different world view. The book will not help with any deep, theological inquiries, but it is great if you happen to be looking for a brief introduction to Jewish culture.