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by Herman Wouk

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Author:
Herman Wouk
ISBN13:
978-0671622589
ISBN:
0671622587
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Publisher:
Simon Schuster Trade; Revised edition (1986)
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Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
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This Is My God accomplishes its mission superbly. Thank you Herman Wouk. The zionism may be dated, so much. Wouk's most fervent plea is for Jewish parents to educate their children in their ancestral faith

This Is My God accomplishes its mission superbly. On its popular level nothing comparable exists. In Wouk, the liberal neo-orthodoxy has found an eloquent spokesperson before the American community. has happened since then. Wouk's most fervent plea is for Jewish parents to educate their children in their ancestral faith. Judaism was in my possession when I reached the point of wanting it-like arithmetic, like geography, like all the things I learned long before I had the slightest desire or need for them" (p. 251). One person found this helpful.

Wouk's first work of non-fiction was 1959's This is My God: The Jewish Way of Life.

The Washington Post called Wouk, who cherished his privacy, "the reclusive dean of American historical novelists"  .

This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty. A miracle of brevity, it guides readers through the world's oldest practicing religion with all the power, clarity and wit of Wouk's celebrated novels.

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Redirected from This is My God: The Jewish Way of Life). This is My God is a non-fiction book by Herman Wouk, first published in 1959. The book summarizes many key aspects of Judaism and is intended for both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences. The author, who served in the United States Navy and is a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist, writes from a Modern Orthodox perspective.

In his book, This is My God; the Jewish Way of Life, serialized in the New York Herald-Tribune in 1959, he writes: The Talmud is to this day the circulating heart's blood of the Jewish religion. Whatever laws, customs or ceremonies we observe - whether we are Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or merely spasmodic sentimentalists - we follow the Talmud.

Herman Wouk, 1915 - Writer Herman Wouk was born in New York into a family of Jewish immigrants from Russia. In 1936, he became a radio scriptwriter with Fred Allen. In 1941, he served the . government by producing radio broadcasts to sell war bonds. He joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific. He began his first novel during off-duty hours at sea. Wouk has been a full-time writer since 1946.

This Is My God : The Jewish Way of Life. This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty

This Is My God : The Jewish Way of Life. This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty.

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This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, "Israel at Forty." A miracle of brevity, it guides readers through the world's oldest practicing religion with all the power, clarity and wit of Wouk's celebrated novels.
  • The chapter on Love and Marriage could have been written today! But, unbelievably, it was written more than a half-century ago. Though, Mr. Wouk, Rabbi Wouk was "only" in his forties when he wrote it, and in his 50's when he wrote the first addendum, and in his 70's when he wrote latest comments, his wisdom is like that of a Prophet - timeless and true!
    With wit, humor and compassion, he opens the ancient the religion for all. He gives us his very personal take with broad understanding and respect for those who opinions and practices differ from his.
    A treasure! The book, that is. And most of all, Mr. Wouk!
    Shanah tovah, R. Wouk! A good, sweet year to all!

  • Still a wonderful introduction to Judaism. When I first read it ,over

    fifty years ago, as a new college freshman , I had never met a Jew.

    This book afforded me the way I first came to know something of

    of this set of new people and, friends with some of them. I bought

    this, again, for my daughter. Having it at hand, I have just re-read

    it. Thank you Herman Wouk. The zionism may be dated, so much

    has happened since then. But don't avoid or ignore that. It too is

    a critical part of our history and, most certainly, helped shape present

    conditions and events in our world.

  • If you're looking for substance, clarity and wisdom, read this book. If you're looking for truth, this will help you sift through bias, propaganda and rhetoric. If you are looking for a nice cold soda pop, try 7-11.

  • Humorous, insightful n helpful. Needed a book to review for an advanced religion class n this one certainly fit the bill! Actually got a B on my report cause Mr Wouk was so thorough in his explanation on what it is to be a Jew. Good read, good resource for information on Judaism.

  • Wouk inspired me as a post-grad student to include a text written by a gifted writer in every class I would someday teach. I have attempted to do this in every class. Perfect text for Jewish studies and comparative religion courses, and a delight to read.

  • A formidable book, written for everyone, from the pious Chassidim who seems to know all about Judaism to the secular Wall Street Jewish Banker who is far from his faith but feels every now and then the sweet but stern internal calling of his demanding heritage

    The best chapters,in my opinion, are related to the experiences related to the secular Jewish people when they got involved in the Jewish religious rituals at the synagogue or at home during childhood, "one feels like he is telling ones own experiences when he was a Jewish kid, so unexplained and uneasy situations at that time become hilarious

    Generally speaking, Wouk, who is observant, tried to be very open avoiding dogma and intended to convey to the Jewish reader the precious value of his 4000 years heritage and a way to learn how to feel proud about it.

    Wouk did not forget the non-Jewish reader either, he wrote this book with simple concepts and language so anyone interested about Judaism can get a good basic introduction through these pages

  • Remarkably written, informational, and a wonderful record of history. Excellent read!

  • Read this the first time in 1960 - thought it was time for a another read! Thanks.