How do we know G-d exists? • Why did G-d create the universe? • If G-d knows the future, how can we have free will? • Isn’t the concept of the “Chosen People” inherently racist? • Why do Orthodox Jews not accept conversions performed by other Jewish denominations? • How could the Torah sanction the killing of certain ancient non-Jewish peoples, such as the Amalekites? • Why does Judaism prohibit wine touched by a non-Jew?
The first volume of Judaism Unraveled explores in-depth the most challenging questions ever asked about Judaism. Every topic about Judaism, no matter how controversial or complex is studied in an honest and candid manner that will appeal to all learners, regardless of their background. In the first volume of this essential series, questions involving the existence of G-d, purpose of life, free will, the Jewish People, and non-Jews are dissected, analyzed, and clarified. No stone is left unturned in this thoughtful and educational work.
Readers will find their questions validated and voiced, and cohesive answers given with insight and deep understanding of Jewish tradition and its fundamental beliefs. The author references classic Jewish sources to bring forth the power of Jewish thought and practice.
This is an indispensable resource that will prove valuable for years to come. Whether asking your first question or your thousandth, there is something for everyone in this timeless source of Jewish education. See for yourself the mystery of Judaism unraveled before your very eyes!
About the Author: Rabbi Gavry Mandel studied at Aish HaTorah College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem for five years. While there, he developed a very close relationship with its founder, Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of blessed memory. As a student of Rabbi Weinberg, he entered the field of Jewish education, teaching and staffing numerous programs run through Aish Jerusalem. Rabbi Mandel has been involved in Jewish education ever since, working with a number of organizations. He currently serves as a campus rabbi for Aish HaTorah’s branch in Toronto, active with the Jewish student body at universities in Toronto and London, Canada.
Approbations: "An important contribution to our understanding of Jewish faith...in an age badly in need of its wisdom." – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom
"I am extremely impressed with the scope of this work. I found the entries comprehensive, lucid, informative and interesting in style...I commend Rabbi Mandel, a successful outreach professional, for a monumental work that will benefit not only those seeking answers and explanations, but also provide solid information for those from whom answers and explanations are sought." – Rabbi Zev Leff, Rabbi of Moshav Matityahu
"Many people will become inspired with your serious understanding of Judaism. It is obvious that much work and thought developed this magnificent work." – Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, Dean of Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
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