Dennis Prager (born August 2, 1948) is an American politically conservative nationally syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, author, and public speaker.
Prager was born to modern Orthodox Jewish parents. He attended Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York. There, in the 10th grade, he met Joseph Telushkin, with whom he become a close friend and later authored two books together. Later, he attended Brooklyn College and graduated with double major in anthropology and history. Between 1970–72, he attended the Middle East and Russian Institutes (now Harriman Institute) at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Prager also studied international history, comparative religion, and Arabic at the University of Leeds.
Prager withdrew from academia, and left graduate school. He decided to write an introduction to Judaism with his friend Joseph Telushkin. The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism was published in 1976 and become a bestseller, popular in all major American Jewish movements. The book was intended for the nonobservant Jews. Unlike Telushkin, who become an Orthodox rabbi, Prager abandoned his Orthodoxy as an adult, although he continues to maintain many traditional Jewish practices...
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