Joseph Telushkin


Joseph Telushkin

Infobox Writer


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birthdate = 1948
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occupation = Rabbi, Writer, Lecturer
genre = Judaism
website = http://www.josephtelushkin.com/
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin (born 1948) is an American Modern Orthodox rabbi, lecturer, and author.

Telushkin attended the Yeshivah of Flatbush, was ordained at Yeshiva University, and studied Jewish history at Columbia University.

Telushkin serves as a rabbi for the Los Angeles-based Synagogue for the Performing Arts founded in 1972 by Rabbi Jerome Cutler. He is an associate of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He is a former director of education at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Telushkin is also a Senior Associate with CLAL (The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership), and is a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Book Council. He was a major force behind 1996 Senate Resolution 151, establishing a "National Speak No Evil Day" in the United States.

Telushkin's book, "Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History", is one of the best-selling books on Judaism of the past two decades.Fact|date=June 2008 The first volume of "A Code of Jewish Ethics", entitled "A Code of Jewish Ethics: You Shall be Holy", which Telushkin regards as his major life's work, was published in 2006. He is currently working on the second volume, entitled, "A Code of Jewish Ethics: Love Your Neighbor".

Telushkin tours the United States as a lecturer on Jewish topics. He lives in New York City with his wife Dvorah and their children, Benjamin, Shira, Naomi, and Rebecca. Dvorah was a translator of Isaac Bashevis Singer stories and now continues storytelling and writing. Daughter Rebecca is a painter and also a yoga teacher. Daughter Naomi has written a play called "ciggerette man." Daughter Shira was yearbook editor, on the debate team and mock trial and started a school newspaper. Son Benjamin is an avant-garde filmmaker and poet.

Works

*"A Code of Jewish Ethics: You Shall be Holy"
*"Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History"
*"The Book of Jewish Values: A Day-by-Day Guide to Ethical Living"
*"Words that Hurt, Words that Heal: How to Use Words Wisely and Well"
*"Jewish Humor: What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews"
*"Biblical Literacy: The Most Important People, Events, and Ideas of the Hebrew Bible"
*"Jewish Wisdom: Ethical, Spiritual, and Historical Lessons from the Great Works and Thinkers"
*"The Ten Commandments of Character: Essential Advice for Living an Honorable, Ethical, Honest Life"
*"The Golden Land: The Story of Jewish Immigration to America"
*"Rabbi Daniel Winter" mystery series, comprising:
**"The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Wahl" (also published as "The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Moss")
**"The Final Analysis of Dr. Stark"
**"An Eye for An Eye"
*"The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism" (with Dennis Prager)
*"Why the Jews: The Reason for Antisemitism" (with Dennis Prager)
*"Heaven's Witness" (with Allen Estrin)
*"The Quarrel [http://www.thequarreltheplay.com/Play.html]

External links

* [http://www.josephtelushkin.com/ Official website]


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