Cel­e­brate Jew­ish Book Month with #30days30authors! In hon­or of the 90th anniver­sary of Fan­ny Gold­stein’s trib­ute to Jew­ish books in the West End’s branch of the Boston Pub­lic Library, Jew­ish Book Coun­cil invit­ed 30 lead­ing authors, one for each day of the month, to answer a few ques­tions.

Joseph Telushkin, named by Talk Mag­a­zine as one of the 50 best speak­ers in the Unit­ed States, is the author of Jew­ish Lit­er­a­cy: The Most Impor­tant Things to Know About the Jew­ish Reli­gion, Its Peo­ple and Its His­to­ry — the most wide­ly sell­ing book on Judaism of the past two decades. He has also authored the two-vol­ume A Code of Jew­ish Ethics, a com­pre­hen­sive pre­sen­ta­tion of Jew­ish teach­ings on the vital top­ic of per­son­al char­ac­ter and integri­ty. In 2007, A Code of Jew­ish Ethics won the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award as the Jew­ish book of the year. 

Rab­bi Telushk­in’s lit­er­ary out­put also includes four nov­els, tele­plays and a screenplay.His recent book, Rebbe: The Life and Teach­ings of Men­achem Mendel Schneer­son, the Most Influ­en­tial Rab­bi in Mod­ern His­to­ry, is a New York Times best­seller, and has been hailed by the Wall Street Jour­nal as mes­mer­iz­ing,” and by Ruth Messinger as an astound­ing per­son­al biography.” 

He lec­tures through­out the Unit­ed States and Cana­da, and lives with his wife Dvo­rah in New York City.

Rab­bi Joseph Telushkin, spir­i­tu­al leader, schol­ar, ethi­cist, is the acclaimed author of four­teen non­fic­tion books. He lives with his wife Dvo­rah in New York City and lec­tures reg­u­lar­ly through­out the Unit­ed States.