George Robinson is the author of the critically acclaimed Essential Judaism, as well as Essential Torah: A Complete Guide to the Five Books of Moses (2006). The recipient of a Simon Rockower Award for excellence in Jewish journalism from the American Jewish Press Association, Robinson is a senior writer for The Jewish Week, the largest Jewish newspaper in North America. He is a contributor to the new edition of Encyclopedia Judaica and has written frequently for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, and Hadassah Magazine.
"Ambitious and all-inclusive." * The New York Times Book Review
"An invaluable one-volume compendium." * The Philadelphia Inquirer *
"Extraordinary....Robinson deserves our gratitude for his major contribution." * The Jerusalem Post *