Hebrew, “the holy tongue,” is the bedrock of creation, the matrix in which G‑d’s wisdom is to be found, and the words that formed the Jewish people into who we are today.

People of the Word: 50 Words That Shaped Jewish Thinking is available for purchase or e-book download here.

Each chapter takes the reader on an etymological journey into the big ideas that continue to shape Jewish thought, values, and culture to this day. And each chapter provides enough food for thought and inspiration to keep you thinking all week long.

To get you in on the action, we’ll be emailing out one entry a week over the course of this coming year, offering subscribers access to each chapter in its entirety—all for free, but you must sign up!

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