If Judaism felt like a series of peculiar customs and practices to be carried out without challenge in the name of ‘tradition’, if those Bible stories we learned at  cheder, or revisited every Passover always seemed just a little far-fetched, if religion seemed to be irrelevant to and have nothing to say about our modern world – or if that’s still the case – then hopefully this book will do what, for the most part, as twelve-year-olds, we weren’t expected or encouraged to do: think again.

‘Never Mind the Bullocks’ is a bar-/bat-mitzvah course, a historical perspective on the origins of the Torah and an opportunity for those who were put off their Judaism at the age of thirteen to find a modern, progressive way of approaching this ancient religion.