A Short History of the Jews

From the Publisher: A Short History of the Jews is the story of the Jewish people told in a sweeping and powerful historical narrative.

Author: Michael Brenner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691154978

Category: History

Page: 440

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From the Publisher: A Short History of the Jews is the story of the Jewish people told in a sweeping and powerful historical narrative. Michael Brenner chronicles the Jewish experience from Biblical times to today, tracing what is at heart a drama of migration and change, yet one that is also deeply rooted in tradition. He surveys the latest scholarly perspectives in Jewish history, making this short history the most learned yet broadly accessible book available on the subject. Brenner takes readers from the mythic wanderings of Moses to the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust; from the Babylonian exile to the founding of the modern state of Israel; and from the Sephardic communities under medieval Islam to the shtetls of eastern Europe and the Hasidic enclaves of modern-day Brooklyn. This richly illustrated book is full of fascinating and often personal stories of exodus and return, from that told about Abraham, who brought his newfound faith into the land of Canaan, to that of Holocaust survivor Esther Barkai, who lived on a kibbutz established on a German estate seized from the Nazi Julius Streicher as she awaited resettlement in Israel. Brenner traces the major events, developments, and personalities that have shaped Jewish history down through the centuries, and highlights the important contributions Jews have made to the arts, politics, religion, and science. Breathtaking in scope, A Short History of the Jews is a compelling blend of storytelling and scholarship that brings the history of the Jewish people marvelously to life.
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A Short History of Judaism

One of the world's experts on classical Jewish history and literature offers an authoritative interpretation of the three major periods of Jewish history from the time of the Bible up to the present.

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451410182

Category: Religion

Page: 235

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One of the world's experts on classical Jewish history and literature offers an authoritative interpretation of the three major periods of Jewish history from the time of the Bible up to the present. What emerges is a captivating account of the life-forming nature of a dynamic religion in vastly differing historical contexts. Glossary, maps, illustrations, photographs.
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A Short History of the Jewish People

From the original legends of the Bible to the peace accords of today's newspapers, this engaging, one-volume history of the Jews will fascinate and inform. 30 illustrations.

Author: Raymond P. Scheindlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195139410

Category: History

Page: 274

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From the original legends of the Bible to the peace accords of today's newspapers, this engaging, one-volume history of the Jews will fascinate and inform. 30 illustrations.
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A Short History of Jewish Ethics

Peoples participate in a “collective spirit” which unites them within a culture and affords them temporal continuity.63 Lazarus constitutes the Jewish spirit as one of ethics and draws widely from the Bible, midrash and Talmud to ...

Author: Alan Mittleman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405189422

Category: Religion

Page: 211

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A Short History of Jewish Ethics traces the development of Jewish moral concepts and ethical reflection from its Biblical roots to the present day. Offers an engaging and thoughtful account of Jewish ethics Brings together and discusses a broad range of historical sources covering two millennia of writings and conversations Combines current scholarship with original insights Written by a major internationally recognized scholar of Jewish philosophy and ethics
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A Short History of the Jews

Prophets of the Past: Jewish Historiography in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010. Funkenstein, Amos. Perceptions of Jewish History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, ...

Author: Michael Brenner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834266

Category: History

Page: 440

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A concise narrative history that brings the story of the Jewish people marvelously to life This is a sweeping and powerful narrative history of the Jewish people from biblical times to today. Based on the latest scholarship and richly illustrated, it is the most authoritative and accessible chronicle of the Jewish experience available. Michael Brenner tells a dramatic story of change and migration deeply rooted in tradition, taking readers from the mythic wanderings of Moses to the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust; from the Babylonian exile to the founding of the modern state of Israel; and from the Sephardic communities under medieval Islam to the shtetls of eastern Europe and the Hasidic enclaves of modern-day Brooklyn. The book is full of fascinating personal stories of exodus and return, from that told about Abraham, who brought his newfound faith into Canaan, to that of Holocaust survivor Esther Barkai, who lived on a kibbutz established on a German estate seized from the Nazi Julius Streicher as she awaited resettlement in Israel. Describing the events and people that have shaped Jewish history, and highlighting the important contributions Jews have made to the arts, politics, religion, and science, A Short History of the Jews is a compelling blend of storytelling and scholarship that brings the Jewish past marvelously to life.
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A History of Judaism

"In this remarkable book, Martin Goodman compresses the entire history of Judaism--from Josephus to Jewish Renewal--into a thoroughly readable synthesis, paying special attention to Jewish diversity and drawing on up-to-date scholarship.

Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691181271

Category: Religion

Page: 623

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Originally published: London: Penguin Books Ltd, 2017.
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The Review of Rabbinic Judaism

He has written the first systematic and coherent history of Judaism in America, one so well executed that it is likely to set ... Adding 336 book reviews Hoffman, In the Beginning A Short History of the Hebrew Language Jacob Neusner, ...

Author: Alan Avery-Peck

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004144842

Category: Religion

Page: 341

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The "Review of Rabbinic Judaism," the first and only annual to focus upon Rabbinic Judaism in particular, will publish principal articles, essays on method and criticism, systematic debates ("Auseindersetzungen"), occasional notes, long book reviews, reviews of issues of scholarly journals, assessments of textbooks and instructional materials, and other media of academic discourse, scholarly and educational alike. The "Review" fills the gap in the study of Judaism, which is left by the prevailing division of Rabbinic Judaism among the standard historical periods (ancient, medieval, modern) that in fact do not apply; and by the common treatment of the Judaism in bits and pieces (philosophy, mysticism, law homiletics, institutional history, for example). No annual in "Jewish studies" focuses upon the study of religion, let alone upon the single most important Judaism of all time.
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The Wiley Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

The Turn to History in Modern Judaism (Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 1994). ... Among the best single-authored works surveying Jewish history, see Raymond Scheindlin, A Short History of the Jewish People (New York: Macmillan ...

Author: Alan T. Levenson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118232934

Category: Religion

Page: 712

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In The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism, a teamof internationally-renowned scholars offer a comprehensive andauthoritative overview of Jewish life and culture, from thebiblical period to contemporary times. Provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the mainperiods and themes of Jewish history, from Biblical Israel, throughmedieval and early modern periods, to Judaism since the Holocaust,the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Judaism today Brings together an international team of established andemerging scholars across a range of disciplines Discusses how to present Judaism - to both non-Jews and Jews -as a religious system on its own terms and with its own uniquevocabulary Explores the latest scholarship on a range of issues, includingfolk practices, politics, economic structure, the relationship ofJudaism to Christianity, and the nature of Zionism diaspora and itsimplications for contemporary Israel Considers Jewish historiography and the lives of ordinarypeople, the achievements of Jewish women, and the sustainedinteraction of Jews within the environments they inhabited Edited by a leading scholar in Jewish studies and history
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The Falashas

This third, revised edition comprises the whole of the original volume and is enhanced by the addition of a new preface and afterward which seek to reply to criticisms of the authors argument about the origins of the Falashas, and include ...

Author: David F. Kessler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136304552

Category: History

Page: 224

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This third, revised edition comprises the whole of the original volume and is enhanced by the addition of a new preface and afterward which seek to reply to criticisms of the authors argument about the origins of the Falashas, and include some new thinking on the subject. Drawing on tradition and legend to reinforce his argument, the author again traces the source of the community to the Jewish settlements which existed in ancient Egypt (particularly at Elephantine on the Nile) and in the ancient Meroitic Kingdom, in present day Sudan known in the Bible as Cush. The story told in this book is remarkable, heroic and stimulating and makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the history of the horn of Africa.
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