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Canon of Jewish Literacy: Guide for the Thoughtful Jewish Leader

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Bradley Shavit Artson; Steven Bayme

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Religion; History; Informal Jewish education; Jewish Content

Type: Other


The authors compile a list of books which every literate Jew, in the opinion of the American Jewish Committee, should ideally read. Topics covered are: reference works; introduction to Judaism; the Bible; rabbinic Judaism; history; Israel and Zionism; philosophy and theology; laws, ethics and observance; spirituality and mysticism; prayer and holy days; and women and gender.