Catalog of Books

Judaism In A Nutshell Series
A complete guide to the themes, practices, and traditions of Passover.
The reality of God as examined through philosophy, history, and the  Kabbalah.
Learn how the State of Israel arose, its history and why it is so central to Judaism.
A broad exploration of the major holidays deeper spiritual meaning.
The Survival Kit Series
Rediscover the seder's lively inner life as a source for personal growth.
  Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur
An easy-to-use guide for the High Holiday Services
  Family Haggadah
Clear explanations woven into the standard text along with Q & A style commentary.
Survival Kit Companions
  Chanukah - 8 Nights of Light, 8 Gifts for the Soul
Examine the history, themes, traditions, and prayers of Chanukah.
  One Hour Purim Primer
A step-by-step guide to celebrating Purim with insights that reveal how the holiday speaks to the heart
Clueless but Curious Series
  The Bible For The Clueless But Curious
The Bible's wisdom presented  in a fun and unique format.
  Kosher For The Clueless But Curious
A fun, fact-filled and spiritual guide to all things kosher.
Cheat Sheets
  High Holiday Cheat Sheets
A pamphlet that's jam-packed with fun and practical information to help you have the most meaninful High Holidays ever!  
  My Hanukkah Cheat Sheets
This Hanukkah, give the gift of Jewish knowledge and humor.
  My Purim Cheat Sheets
This pamphlet is jam-packed (and not just because it includes a recipe for jam-filled hamentashen!) with useful, fun, and practical information about the holiday of Purim.
Other Available Books
  Remember My Soul
Provides a comforting voice for those who have suffered a loss.
  Death Of Cupid
Speaks equally to singles searching for love and couples searching to deepen theirs.
  Missiles, Masks And Miracles
Chilling accounts of the attacks on Israel during the Gulf War and the miracles that ensued.  
  The Jewish Hero Corps
This comic book tells the story of the world's only Jewish Super-Hero team as they go on a worldwide race against ti$  

by Nachum Braverman

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Welcome to The Bible For The Clueless But Curious.

Maybe the last time you read the Bible was when you had to go to Sunday school. Maybe it was at 1:30 A.M. in a hotel room when you were looking for something to read. Whenever it was, chances are the Bible seemed like gibberish, filled with "thous", "spakes", and "forsooths" like some weirdo on a street corner, babbling in "tongues".
People used to read the Bible for pleasure. Lincoln read the Bible. Churchill read the Bible. It�s the greatest bestseller of all time, the world�s first self-help book. You want to know why? That�s why I wrote this book.
This book won�t talk down at you from the pulpit or make you feel guilty. It won�t ask you to accept a bunch of religious dogma on blind faith, and it won�t pretend to be the only book you ever need to read if you want to be happy. It will help you understand who�s who in the Bible, make sense of what they�re talking about, and discover some really useful wisdom.

About This Book

The Bible isn�t actually one book but many books bound together. The first big chunk of the Bible is called the Five Books of Moses. It�s known as the Pentateuch (penta is Greek for "five", as in "Pentagon"). In Hebrew it�s called the Torah, which means "Instructions for Living". The Pentateuch is the most important part of the Bible because everything that comes later depends on it. Since maybe you don�t speak Greek or Hebrew, we�re just going to call it the Bible.
This book follows the order of the Bible, but you don�t have to read it that way. If there�s a story that interests you or you want to know what the Bible says about something, look it up and start there. You can also read it straight through from start to finish. Whichever way you do it, enjoy yourself. There�s no test at the end.
You�ll find that all the well-known stories and important commandments of the Bible are explained in this book. You�ll also find sections like:

  • God�s parenting advice
  • What Cain has in common with the woman who snarled at you in traffic
  • How come the people in the Bible never got divorced like the rest of us?
  • How to be insanely happy all the time
  • How to read the Bible after Darwin
  • Is God a chauvinist?
  • Does the Bible say sex is dirty?

How This Book Is Organized
This book is divided into five parts, and each part is broken into chapters.

Part I Genesis / Roots
This part is about the beginning of the world. We�ll also meet a lot of people whose names became famous, like Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Rachel, Leah, and Joseph.

Part II Exodus / The Birth Of A Nation
In this part we�ll read about the Exodus from Egypt, the Ten Commandments, and the golden calf, as well as Moses, Pharaoh, the burning bush, the stick that turns into a snake, and a cast of thousands of frogs.

Part III Leviticus / Feed And Care For Your Soul
In this part we'll talk about a word that's fallen into disuse lately: holiness.  We'll learn about the holiness of the people, the priests, the body, and even the holiness of time.

Part IV Numbers / Journeying To The Promised Land
The Israelites had all kinds of troubles on their way to the Promised Land, and in this part we'll read about plagues, rebellions, and wars. If you ever wondered why a trip that should have taken two months took forty years, this is the part for you.

Part V Deuteronomy / A Few Words Before We Part
One month before his death, Moses began to say goodbye to the people, and he told them what he wanted them to remember when he was gone. Think of it as a graduation address or an ethical will.


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