|Occupation||Rabbi, Writer, Lecturer|
Joseph Telushkin (born 1948) is an American rabbi, lecturer, and author.
Telushkin serves as a rabbi for the Los Angeles-based Synagogue for the Performing Arts founded in 1972 by Rabbi Jerome Cutler. He is an associate of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He is a former director of education at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Telushkin is also a Senior Associate with CLAL (The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership), and is a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Book Council. He was a major force behind 1996 Senate Resolution 151, establishing a "National Speak No Evil Day" in the United States.
Telushkin's book, Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History, is one of the best-selling books on Judaism of the past two decades. The first volume of A Code of Jewish Ethics, entitled A Code of Jewish Ethics: You Shall be Holy, which Telushkin regards as his major life's work, was published in 2006. The second volume, entitled, A Code of Jewish Ethics: Love Your Neighbor, was released in 2009.
Telushkin tours the United States as a lecturer on Jewish topics.
- A Code of Jewish Ethics: Volume 1: You Shall be Holy
- A Code of Jewish Ethics: Volume 2: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
- Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History
- The Book of Jewish Values: A Day-by-Day Guide to Ethical Living
- Words that Hurt, Words that Heal: How to Use Words Wisely and Well
- Jewish Humor: What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews
- Biblical Literacy: The Most Important People, Events, and Ideas of the Hebrew Bible
- Jewish Wisdom: Ethical, Spiritual, and Historical Lessons from the Great Works and Thinkers
- The Ten Commandments of Character: Essential Advice for Living an Honorable, Ethical, Honest Life
- The Golden Land: The Story of Jewish Immigration to America
- Rabbi Daniel Winter mystery series, comprising:
- The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Wahl (also published as The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Moss)
- The Final Analysis of Dr. Stark
- An Eye for An Eye
- The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism (with Dennis Prager)
- Why the Jews: The Reason for Antisemitism (with Dennis Prager)
- Heaven's Witness (with Allen Estrin)
- The Quarrel
- The Case for Jewish Peoplehood: Can We Be One?, by Erica Brown, Misha Galperin, and Joseph Telushkin, 2009
- Hillel: If Not Now, When?