Canon of Jewish Literacy: Guide for the Thoughtful Jewish Leader

Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher: American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Bradley Shavit Artson; Steven Bayme

Research Area: Culture and religion

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.