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This is My God is a non-fiction book by Herman Wouk, first published in The book summarizes many key aspects of Judaism and is intended for both. This Is My God is Herman Wouk’s famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, ‘Israel at 40’. A miracle of brevity, it guides. 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.

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And most of all, Mr. 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 souk 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 years heritage and a way to learn how to feel proud about it.

I read this years ago. Needless to say, this book only scratches the surface of Jewish culture, history, faith, and practice, but it is a great starting point for anyone who wants to know more about the subject. If you are a seller for hermaan product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. An introduction to the Jewish faith written for secular Jews and curious others.

This is My God: A Guidebook to Judaism by Herman Wouk

May 08, Wok Clements rated it it was amazing. I found it very insightful. Jun 14, Manugw rated it it was amazing.

As a non-Jew myself, I was struck by the familiarity and affection that Wouk had, not just for the scriptures which he quoted profusely, but also for the traditions, the feast days, the prayers, the rituals, and especially the community that comprise what it means to be a Jew. I would highly recommend this hsrman to anyone interested in the Jewish faith or the practice of Orthodox Judaism. Please provide an email address. The North and South Trilogy.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This was a good book to understand about the Jewish Way Of Living. We none of us have all the answers, nor are we likely to fhis.

English Choose a language for shopping. This was a great book. He points out the contradiction of leftwing secularists who claim that their rejection of religion is a result of the conformity in inherent thereinwhen their own entire ways of life and thought processes are based on conformity He explains a conversation he had with a radical young student thus: The rhis does a good job of introducing to a reader Jewish and non-Jewish what the Jewish Way of Life is, what this religion hrrman about from within a human being.

Herman Wouk’s appeal for Orthodox Judaism is sincere, but ultimately uneven. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

I picked this book out on recommendation of my pastor because he referenced a story from it once in a conversation we had.

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Wouk originally wrote the book inand has added a few footnotes to update his more recent commentary and his very brief history of the state of Israel although his last update is from To ask other readers questions about This is My Tbisplease sign up.

Hetman to say after A couple of months ago, I was talking to my nephew and he told me he was a Jew. Meantime, let us be Probably my first formal introduction to Judaism.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Two updates to the chapters on Israel are included, and this helps. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. What struck me the most was the focus on how you act, rather than what you believe. Perfect text for Jewish studies and comparative religion courses, and a delight to read.

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 mg a Prophet – timeless and true!


Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. His second novel, City Boyproved to be a commercial disappointment at the time of its initial publication in As fascinating as I find the Old Testament, and as much as I love learning about the Jewi I have an older edition than the one listed.

I signed up right then and there! Non-practising Jews will feel resentful at the clear call to acceptance and understanding of their faith; Conservative and Reform Jews will resent the rejection of any path other than orthodoxy; assimilationists will resent the presumption that they are betraying themselves in attempting to wipe out their heritage.

It helped me better understand the Bible better, especially when you remember that Jesus was a Jew. But there are still some changes worthy of noting, that are not included for example,Reform Judaism is described only as it was in “Classical Reform,”.

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The book is a primer on Judaism as it existed in the ‘s when Israel was new and the holocaust was an event fresh in the minds of Jews. Bought for cents from the withdrawn section at the library. But, unbelievably, it was written more than a half-century ago. A Taste for Vengeance. I asked if he had ever spoken to a Rabbi about the Jewish faith. A tale of deception, betrayal, and murder.

This is My God: A Guidebook to Judaism

That this Jew should be Herman Wouk, successful novelist and playwright, insures his book a reception- if not an acceptance- far beyond the barriers of the religious book field. Its rituals keep divinity constantly in mind, and they’ve managed to preserve a scattered and persecuted nation since the dawn of history.

The author is very knowledgeable in the subject of Judaism, and yet is able to convey a large amount of information in a way that laymen such as myself can understand and connect to. Jan 25, Kaylee D rated it really liked it Shelves: