You're no idiot, of course. You know that Judaism began with Abraham and that Moses led the children out of slavery in Egypt. But when it comes to knowing who Elijah, Esther, and Judah Maccabee were, their significance to Judaism, you feel like you've been wandering in the desert for 40 years. Don't feel Jewish guilt just yet! "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jewish History and Culture" provides you with a complete, authoritative account of the Jewish people from Abraham, Moses, and King David to Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, And Yitzhak Rabin. In this "Complete Idiot's Guide", you get: Exhaustive information of the origins of Judaism, solid details on events in the Bible and Jewish confrontations with the Greeks and Romans, comprehensive coverage of European Jewry, gripping accounts of painful historical events, such as the Spanish Inquisition and the Holocaust and entertaining insights into the Jewish influence on the arts, language, and world culture.
by Rabbi Benjamin Bleich