Jews are known as ‘the People of the Book’. The ‘book’ referred to is the (Hebrew) Bible, but the phrase also reflects a basic reality about Jews and Judaism – the importance of books and literacy. The (Hebrew) Bible is the foundation of Judaism, but thre are also many other texts which contribute to the overall texture of Judaim. For further details about Jewish texts please follow one of the links below.
- The Torah
- Tanach (Bible)
- Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers)
- The Siddur (Prayer Book)