The Book of Jewish Knowledge

a multifaceted exploration
of the teachings, observances,
and history of Judaism


Edited by Rabbi Yanki Tauber
Designed by Baruch Gorkin

What is Judaism?

What does it mean to be a Jew?

What is Judaism’s message to the world?

The Book of Jewish Knowledge offers 1200 answers in 1200 voices, presenting the story of Judaism via a rich variety of texts and visuals that collectively present an encyclopedic overview of Jewish history, an in-depth examination of four millennia of Jewish wisdom, and an intimate tour of Jewish traditions and observances.

A perfect union of content and form

The Book of Jewish Knowledge is exquisitely produced: it’s printed on luscious Italian paper and the deluxe edition features a display slipcase and an heirloom binding. It makes an ideal gift for anyone interested in learning about the Jewish people and the depth and splendor of the Jewish heritage.

bojk spine

Making the complicated accessible

The book’s 496 pages are filled with an incredible amount of information which is presented in the form of texts, artifacts, maps, works of art, photographs, illustrations, and infographics.

An ambitiously broad, almost dizzying, array of subjects, representing Jewish knowledge and civilization in the widest sense ... an invaluable treasure of Judaism to all, irrespective of background and affiliation.

Rabbi Professor Jeffrey R. Woolf

Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

While no single volume can fully capture or convey the wisdom of the Jewish People’s eternal story, this book is a wonderful way to enter that story, with insight, pride, and genuine love of G-d, Torah, and the Jewish People.

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

President of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

A beautifully written and illustrated presentation of Judaism, its traditions, history, and way of life.

Lawrence H. Schiffman

Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU

Featuring well-chosen primary sources, magnificent artwork, and memorable infographics, JLI’s Book of Jewish Knowledge provides readers with a spectacular one-volume guide to Jewish history, teachings, and practices.

Jonathan D. Sarna

Professor of American Jewish History Brandeis University

deluxe edition

496 pages

size: 11.875" x 9.75" x 2"

ISBN 978-1-63668-012-5


flexcover edition

496 pages

size: 11.25" x 9.25" x 1.375"

ISBN 978-1-63668-011-8