One Hundred

Great Jewish Books:
Three Millennia of Jewish Conversation


Jewish Book World

"...a meaningful, interesting, and unique synopsis of Jewish historical thought. Both newcomers and knowledgeable Jews will find it to be an enriching compendium that weaves a single thread through thousands of years, and millions of pages of Jewish conversation." read more...

Rabbi David Ellenson

In his uniquely thoughtful and learned way, Lawrence Hoffman gathers together the best of Jewish conversations drawn from 3,000 years of Jewish discussions and dialogue to present the reader with an "insider's guide" to Jewish life and thought at all times and in all places of Jewish existence. One Hundred Great Jewish Books is marked by both breadth and depth as it draws upon the many genres and styles that constitute the Jewish literary heritage. This book will reward both those steeped in Jewish tradition as well as those approaching Jewish learning for the first time with knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight.

Rabbi Arthur Green

"The ultimate Jewish book review! Lawrence Hoffman has made a fascinating selection of one hundred great Jewish books, offering a brief introduction to each. This reader-friendly approach masks a wide-ranging erudition, embracing the great variety of Jewish literature throughout the ages. Want to know what Jewish books are worth reading? You could have no better guide!"

Rabbi Richard Jacobs

"Rabbi Hoffman is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant scholars in Jewish life today. This, his latest book, is Hoffman at his best: wise, artful, and deeply engaging. It is a spectacular introduction to Judaism in a new and exciting way: a conversation through the ages that his book opens up in a compelling and page-turning way."

Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna
"What is a great Jewish book? In this fascinating volume, renowned scholar and omnivorous reader Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman offers wise, pithy introductions to one hundred amazing books.... Anyone interested in the greatest productions of the People of the Book should start here."
"an insider's guide to the Jewish conversation"
Rabbi David Ellenson,
President, HUC-JIR