“Jews: Nearly Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid to Ask” (by Peter Cave) – New book and discount code from Equinox Publishers

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Available to pre-order now, publishing 30 November:



Nearly Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Peter Cave, The Open University and New York University, and Dan Cohn-Sherbok, University of Wales and Rabbi

PB 9781781797778 US$32

e-PDF 9781781797785 US$32

318pp, 23 colour drawings by Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Quote the code RELIGION for 25% off here:

Jews; Nearly Everything You Wanted To Know but were Too Afraid to Ask; Cave; Cohn-Sherbok

Wonderfully entertaining, eminently readable, and mind-blowingly informative! Cave and Cohn-Sherbok are not afraid to ask the difficult and sensitive questions about Jews, Judaism and Israel. The format of light-hearted banter and the inclusion of witty, amusing cartoons ensure that readers are swept along from one controversial topic to another, learning much but, at the same time, left to form their own opinions on a vast array of pertinent, if often perplexing and seemingly unsolvable, issues. A book of beguiling subtleties that demonstrates the authors’ comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of their subject!
Professor Martin O’Kane, University of Wales Trinity St David

Lively and light approach to some very protracted issues…attractive format, with a dialogical text interspersed with illustrations and humor …thoughtful introduction to a complex issue, nicely broken down into some of the most central arguments.
Professor Oliver Leaman, Professor of Philosophy and Zantker Professor of Judaic Studies at University of Kentucky

Any book which poses difficult questions on Jews and Judaism is bound to be controversial. This challenging debate between a rabbi and a philosopher, including some intriguing role reversals, does not disappoint.
Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet, Formerly Principal of Leo Baeck College, London

We can all learn more about Judaism and there is nowhere better than here: the book approaches serious subjects such as why Jews are hated, what significance Israel has for Judaism and a two-state solution, yet all accompanied by a light touch, sensitive disagreement and (crucial to Judaism) Jewish jokes.
The Very Christopher Lewis, Formerly Dean of Christ Church, Oxford

Take two smart fellows educated in philosophy and theology, give them a seemingly simple question–‘What is a Jew’–and then sit back and watch them spin web upon web of complexity. It is to laugh. Not to mention, to learn a great deal in the process.
Daniel M Klein, bestselling author of fiction, non-fiction and humour

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