Hey weird Jews,
I just got this e-mail from a friend:
"I was wondering whether I could ask you a few questions about resources/overviews of Judaism: history, religion, culture, state of Israel, and Judaism in America. I have a 10th grader who's supposed to generate 3 pages of notes/a powerpoint...and as his tutor, i'm helping him through it. we can find plausible details...but we're working on appropriately introductory "works consulted." "
I was about to recommend The Idiots Guide (which I actually quite like...) when I saw it had to go on a works cited page. I got nothing. Anybody here know any decent general overview type books about any of the above that wouldn't look totally absurd on a bibliography?