Audacious Jews Volume 1
From King David to David Ben-Gurion, via Jesus, Freud and more - the lives, ideas and influence of seven audacious Jews - what they did, what they believed and their contribution to the Jewish story. Courageous, challenging and often misunderstood, they left a lasting legacy for both Jews and the wider world. Their insight and experiences can still be applied to help tackle contemporary moral and political challenges
This book has in-depth separate chapters on a range of characters, presented in an easy-to-read bullet point format. Each chapter gives a summary of a character’s life, personality, beliefs and contribution to Judaism.
The appendices include a reading list, a glossary of many of the Jewish terms used, as well as short descriptions of the lives of the most important Jews in the Jewish story.
King David - Warrior, leader,
Jesus - The founder of a new movement within Judaism
Abraham Ibn Ezra - Radical writer and thinker of the Middle Ages
Moses Mendelssohn - 18th century German philosopher and instigator of Jewish enlightenment
Sigmund Freud - The founder of psychoanalysis
Leo Baeck - Leader of German Jewry in the 1930s
David Ben-Gurion - First Prime Minister of Israel
The book also includes brief details of Hillel and Victor Frankl
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