Essential Judaism in a Nutshell provides the basics of Jewish knowledge and vocabulary. It gives the reader the ability to function Jewishly and have an appreciation of Jewish life. The book discusses terms, dates, concepts, holidays and the Jewish people. Essential Judaism in a Nutshell is a handy reference guide to Judaism both as a religion and a way of life. It is useful both to Jews and non-Jews who are interested in learning more about the Jewish people and their way of life in a user-friendly way.