Die besten 8 Bücher zu Judaism

Judaism is one of the oldest and most influential monotheistic religions in the world. Its rich history, traditions, and teachings have shaped the lives of millions of people across generations. To help you better understand this fascinating faith, we've compiled a list of essential books on the topic.

Our selection offers a comprehensive exploration of Judaism's diverse aspects, providing valuable insights into its beliefs, practices, and impact on society. So, why not embark on this enlightening journey and delve into the world of Judaism?
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Judaism Bücher: Man’s Search for Meaning von Viktor Frankl

Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl
4.4 (941 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Man’s Search for Meaning?

Originally published in 1946, Man’s Search for Meaning details the harrowing experiences of author and psychologist Viktor Frankl during his internment in Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World War. It offers insights into how human beings can survive unsurvivable situations, come to terms with trauma, and ultimately find meaning.

Wer Man’s Search for Meaning lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in psychotherapy
  • Anyone who wants to know how ordinary people cope with extraordinary situations
  • Anyone trying to work out the meaning of life

Judaism Bücher: The Reason For God von Timothy Keller

The Reason For God

Timothy Keller
Belief In An Age Of Skepticism
4.0 (216 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Reason For God?

In The Reason For God, famous New York pastor Timothy Keller defends Christianity and its core beliefs against the most common objections. His fresh approach provides several arguments for continued Christian faith.

Wer The Reason For God lesen sollte

  • Anyone who is interested in religion
  • Christians who want to discover a fresh angle to their faith

Judaism Bücher: The Seventh Million von Tom Segev

The Seventh Million

Tom Segev
The Israelis and the Holocaust
4.0 (46 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Seventh Million?

The Seventh Million (1991) is all about the way in which the Holocaust has shaped the Israeli identity. These blinks detail everything from the Zionist response to Nazism and the arrival of the first European Jewish refugees in Palestine to the Six-Day War and Holocaust Memorial Day.

Wer The Seventh Million lesen sollte

  • Jews, Israelis, Germans and Americans
  • Historians and students of the Holocaust

Judaism Bücher: What Is the Bible? von Rob Bell

What Is the Bible?

Rob Bell
How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything
4.0 (186 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in What Is the Bible??

What Is the Bible? (2017) takes a fresh look at the best-selling book of all time: the Holy Bible. These blinks take the Bible for what it is – a conglomeration of books written by real people in real historical contexts that are at once subversive, timeless and transformative.

Wer What Is the Bible? lesen sollte

  • Christians and non-Christians interested in learning about the Bible
  • Those who have left the Church
  • People with a negative view of religion who are open to new perspectives

Judaism Bücher: A History of God von Karen Armstrong

A History of God

Karen Armstrong
The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
4.2 (431 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in A History of God?

A History of God (1993) traces the related histories of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim concepts of God. From the jealous God of the ancient Israelites to the revelations of Allah, and from the life of Jesus through to theological doctrinal discussions and God’s status in the modern world, these blinks tell the story of how conceptualizations of God in these three related religions have developed and changed over time.

Wer A History of God lesen sollte

  • Jewish people, Christians, Muslims and all people of faith
  • Historians and philosophers
  • Atheists interested in the role of God in monotheistic religions

Judaism Bücher: Civilizations von Mary Beard


Mary Beard
How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith
4.1 (36 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Civilizations?

Civilizations (2018) is the companion to a major new BBC documentary series co-presented by renowned classical historian Mary Beard. Divided into two parts, it takes a close look at the relationship between civilization and artistic representation. Beginning with the history of depictions of the human form, Beard moves on to cast an eye over the long and intimate relationship between art and religion over the centuries.

Wer Civilizations lesen sollte

  • Anyone who loved the BBC’s Civilisations series
  • Art lovers and museumgoers
  • Fans of large-scale comparative history

Judaism Bücher: Israel von Daniel Gordis


Daniel Gordis
A Concise History of a Nation Reborn
3.7 (194 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Israel?

Israel (2016) offers a big-picture historical overview of the small but mighty country. From its improbable beginnings to its controversial wars with neighboring Arab states, Israel’s evolution is a story of change, tragedy, and victory. 

Wer Israel lesen sollte

  • History buffs interested in Europe and the Middle East
  • News junkies eager to be more informed about a controversial subject
  • Anyone curious about the modern political landscape

Judaism Bücher: What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid? von Michal Oshman

What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

Michal Oshman
Discover a Life Filled with Purpose and Joy Through the Secrets of Jewish Wisdom
4.3 (214 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid??

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? (2021) tells the story of how the author learned to cope with her feelings of anxiety and depression by getting in touch with her Jewish roots. The author shares what she’s learned and shows how anyone can benefit from the insights of Jewish wisdom. 

Wer What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid? lesen sollte

  • Anyone coping with depression and anxiety
  • Parents looking for guidance
  • People who want to be better leaders

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What's the best Judaism book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard Man’s Search for Meaning as the ultimate read on Judaism.

What are the Top 10 Judaism books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • The Reason For God by Timothy Keller
  • The Seventh Million by Tom Segev
  • What Is the Bible? by Rob Bell
  • A History of God by Karen Armstrong
  • Civilizations by Mary Beard
  • Israel by Daniel Gordis
  • What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid? by Michal Oshman

Who are the top Judaism book authors?

When it comes to Judaism, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Viktor Frankl
  • Timothy Keller
  • Tom Segev
  • Rob Bell
  • Karen Armstrong