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Dennis Prager

The Case for Judaism
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Before Dennis Prager was a hardline, crusading neoconservative with a syndicated daily talk radio show he was a scholar of religious history and a moderator of interfaith dialogues. The latter persona is on display in this audiobook presentation of a lecture performed at the 92nd Street Y, in 2008, on the topic of Judaism, specifically themed "Why Judaism?"

Using autobiography drawn from his orthodox Jewish upbringing, Talmudic scholarship, and deep familiarity with current geopolitics, Prager places at the center of his presentation the Talmudic dictum: "An ignorant Jew cannot be a pious Jew." Prager calls for "reasoned conviction" amongst his fellow Jewish brethren. His clear, conversational tone and thoughtful voice is always a delight.

Publisher's Summary

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager - described in Jewish Week as "one of the three most interesting minds in American Jewish life" - offers compelling arguments in favor of Judaism, developed over many years of speaking to people from virtually every religion and culture.

Prager, a popular radio talk show host since 1982, is the author of The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism, Why the Jews?, The Reason for Antisemitism and Happiness Is a Serious Problem. He has been a columnist for Moment magazine for 20 years.

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  • Todd
  • 08-01-2016

Great Speech

Hearing Dennis read his own work is always a plus! I am a Christian and learned much about Judaism and similarities between the two religions.

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  • S. Thomaa
  • 06-01-2013

amazing insightful

Would you consider the audio edition of Dennis Prager to be better than the print version?

yes, his humor and good nature wit comes through in his voice.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dennis Prager?

He had several jokes that embellished his story.

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His friendly demeanor comes to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The story of the jewish shopkeeper

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Highly recommend. As a christian, I found his view of where morality comes from and how he combines it with reason very insightful. Highly recommend for anyone religious follower willing to add greater depth of their understanding of where morality comes from.

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  • Jerrold C. Walsh
  • 08-07-2020

Another Great Read From Dennis Prager. can't wait

Another Great Read From Dennis Prager. can't wait for his next book. Another Great Read From Dennis Prager. can't wait

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  • MJ
  • 27-05-2017

Fantastic

Dennis Prager is an accomplished oratator. He left me wanting so much more. I will be buying all audio put out by him.

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  • Aaron G. Gonzalez
  • 26-06-2015

Denis prefer is always able to clarify thiughts

This book helped me to understand how to be a better person. Through practical examples and analogous samples of right and wrong.

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  • Matthew
  • 20-10-2020

Don't need to be a believer to enjoy!

This man is simply full of knowledge and best of all wisdom with entertainment! I have only recently learned of him and after listening to this, I've become a follower.

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  • RRivas
  • 04-04-2020

Always fascinating to listen to

Thoughtful, informed, and universal. I enjoyed his perspective and the degree to which he made his speech accessible for all audiences while discussing the relationship of the Jewish people with God. I'm a practicing Catholic and enjoyed this very much.

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  • Ariel Dybner
  • 23-05-2019

Great lecture by Prager

This isn't an audio book, but a lecture given by Prager at the 92nd Street Y. Fascinating but short. I wish it was longer.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-2019

Fabulous

He opens my eyes and transmits wisdom. I became a better man listening to him. Wish my father taught me this years ago but he didn’t and its never too late to learn.

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  • Jacob E
  • 25-01-2019

One of the best lectures in Judaism

Dennis Prager distills Judaism into two parts, being good, and being holy. While making a case for each, he also shows how these two traits are essential to Judaism, while being overlooked by many who focus more on the traditional aspects, i.e. halacha. Great lecture for someone who has never been exposed to Judaism's teaching, as well as for someone with a more traditional Jewish education.