kolatches

The doctrine of original sin is totally unacceptable to Jews (as it is to Christian sects such as Baptists and Assemblies of G-d). Jews believe that man enters the world free of sin, with a soul that is pure and innocent and untainted. While there were some Jewish teachers in Talmudic times who believed that death was a punishment brought upon mankind on account of Adam’s sin, the dominant view by far was that man sins because he is not a perfect being, and not, as Christianity teaches, because he is inherently sinful.
—  Alfred J Kolatch

Jewish books I have that I’m reading:

Read:
Night by Elie Wiesel
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner

Reading:
To Life! By Harold Kushner
What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew About Judaism by Robert Schoen
The Jewish Book of Why by Alfred J. Kolatch

Rereading:
The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Haven’t Read Yet:
Back to the Sources by Barry W. Holtz
The Prophets by Abraham Joshua Heschel

Not shown:
Three siddurim (Sh'ma, On the Doorposts of Your House, Mishkan T'Filah) and a JPS Jewish Study Bible