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Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I)
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   For a basic understanding of Judaism, start with Prager and
   Telushkin's [6]The Nine Questions People ask about Judaism, as well as
   Telushkin's [7]Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know
   About Judaism. As mentioned above, the [8]Jewish Catalog series (3
   volumes) provides more than enough information, as well as providing
   pointers to even more sources. Siegel and Rheins [9]The Jewish Almanac
   also provides useful high-level information. For a deeper
   understanding, continue with Donin's [10]To Be a Jew and [11]To Pray
   as a Jew. For some historical perspective, read Prager and Telushkin's
   [12]Why the Jews?. General history is covered well in Grayzel's [13]A
   History of the Jews and Wein's [14]Triumph of Survival: The Story of
   Jews in the Modern Age, 1650-1990. For a discussion of the emotional,
   social, and lifestyle aspects of becoming an observant Jew, read
   Steinsaltz's [15]Teshuvah.
   
   Readers are also urged to explore Jewish audio-tape lending libraries,
   such as those run by Aish HaTorah, Etz Chayim, [16]Chabad
   ([17]http://www.chabad.org/), Beis Chana in Minnesota and various
   other Jewish outreach groups. Tape series on Jewish History, Jewish
   Law, (all levels), Torah, Talmud, and other subjects are available.
   For those of you with backgrounds in Liberal Judaism, audio-tapes are
   also available from the [18]Union of American Hebrew Congregations
   ([19]http://www.uahc.org/). Contact your local Rabbi, or the library
   at a local synagogue, for more information.

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