Transforming the World

The Jewish Impact on Modernity

By Leo Dee

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 187

ISBN: 9789655242140


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Transforming the World: The Jewish Impact on Modernity asks pressing questions about Judaism in our generation, such as:

  • What is so special about Judaism?
  • Why is the Torah still valid after three millennia?
  • How do ancient traditions and rituals in Judaism enhance everyday lives?

In a modern and educated generation where religion and commandments may seem archaic, Leo Dee examines the tremendous impact that Judaism continues to exert on all humanity.

With a combination of commandments, traditions, and history, Leo Dee shows how Jewish culture transforms your life and the world for the better.


Leo Dee served as a community rabbi in a village in South Hertfordshire and in a Jewish suburb of London for six years. He studied at Cambridge University and then at Yeshivat HaMivtar following a career in business and finance. He now lives in Israel with his wife and five children.

"In our age of pluralism, secularism, hedonism, intermarriage, and assimilation, the single most important question on the minds of many... is "Why be Jewish?" This is exactly the question raised by Leo Dee, one of my most outstanding students - and I believe he offers some very compelling responses. It is truly a worthy book to study..."

- Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

"an engaging, accessible and enjoyable account of Judaism and its continueing relevance to the world and to us as we search for meaning and fulfilment in out lives. A book to inspire young and not-so-young Jews alike"

- Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks