What makes a Jewish home Jewish? A mezuzah, Shabbat Candle sticks, a Chanukah menorah on display? Certainly. However, what one truly expects when entering a Jewish home is books. Lots of books. Everywhere.
The collections of books you'll find in a typical traditional Jewish home will vary, and subject to the tastes as well as religious, social an political inclinations of the homeowner. Prayer books for everyday, Sabbath, and holidays, a set or two of the Five books of Moses, the Mishnah, the Talmud tracts, commentator writings on the Bible and Talmud, Hebrew dictionaries, books on Jewish literacy, Jewish histories, coffee-table art and photograph books of Jews and of Israel. You'll also find books on latest trends, political views, world literature.. and much more. Jewish culture reveres the written word, and reading is a national pastime (though these days much of it is done online).
So what is Jewish Literature? The short
answer may be a book written by a Jewish author and books about
Jewish life or with a relevance or a connection to things Jewish.
Some may distinguish between books Jews study, that is the "scared
books and books read for pleasure or knowledge of the world, the
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