A Short History of the Jewish People Book
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A Short History of the Jewish People


  • Author : Raymond P. Scheindlin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 0195139410

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A Short History of the Jewish People Excerpt :

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.

A Short History of the Jews Book
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A Short History of the Jews


  • Author : Michael Brenner
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400834266

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A Short History of the Jews Excerpt :

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.

A History of the Jewish People Book
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A History of the Jewish People


  • Author : Abraham Malamat
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1170
  • ISBN 10 : 0674397312

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A History of the Jewish People Excerpt :

A comprehensive, detailed survey of Jewish politics, religion, economics, and society and of Jewish life and achievement, from the second millennium B.C. through the Diaspora, and in the state of Israel

Legacy Book

Legacy


  • Author : Harry Ostrer MD
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199976386

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Who are the Jews--a race, a people, a religious group? For over a century, non-Jews and Jews alike have tried to identify who they were--first applying the methods of physical anthropology and more recently of population genetics. In Legacy, Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and authority on the genetics of the Jewish people, explores not only the history of these efforts, but also the insights that genetics has provided about the histories of contemporary Jewish people. Much of the book is told through the lives of scientific pioneers. We meet Russian immigrant Maurice Fishberg; Australian Joseph Jacobs, the leading Jewish anthropologist in fin-de-siècle Europe; Chaim Sheba, a colorful Israeli geneticist and surgeon general of the Israeli Army; and Arthur Mourant, one of the foremost cataloguers of blood groups in the 20th century. As Ostrer describes their work and the work of others, he shows that to look over the genetics of Jewish groups, and to see the history of the Diaspora woven there, is truly a marvel. Here is what happened as the Jews migrated to new places and saw their numbers wax and wane, as they gained and lost adherents and thrived or were buffeted by famine, disease, wars, and persecution. Many of these groups--from North Africa, the Middle East, India--are little-known, and by telling their stories, Ostrer brings them to the forefront at a time when assimilation is literally changing the face of world Jewry. A fascinating blend of history, science, and biography, Legacy offers readers an entirely fresh perspective on the Jewish people and their history. It is as well a cutting-edge portrait of population genetics, a field which may soon take its place as a pillar of group identity alongside shared spirituality, shared social values, and a shared cultural legacy.

A Brief History of the Jewish People Book

A Brief History of the Jewish People


  • Author : Mosheh Weiss
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0742544028

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A Brief History of the Jewish People Excerpt :

A brief history of the Jewish People, from Abraham (1726 BCE) to the year 2000.

A Short History of Christian Zionism Book

A Short History of Christian Zionism


  • Author : Donald M. Lewis
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830846986

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A Short History of Christian Zionism Excerpt :

Christian Zionism influences global politics, especially U.S. foreign policy, and has deeply affected Jewish–Christian and Muslim–Christian relations. With a fair-minded, longitudinal study of this dynamic yet controversial movement, Donald M. Lewis traces its lineage from biblical sources through the Reformation to various movements of today.

The Jews Book

The Jews


  • Author : John Efron
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315508993

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The Jews Excerpt :

The Jews: A History, second edition, explores the religious, cultural, social, and economic diversity of the Jewish people and their faith. The latest edition incorporates new research and includes a broader spectrum of people - mothers, children, workers, students, artists, and radicals - whose perspectives greatly expand the story of Jewish life.

The Amazing Adventures of the Jewish People Book
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The Amazing Adventures of the Jewish People


  • Author : Max I. Dimont
  • Publisher : Behrman House, Inc
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0874413915

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The Amazing Adventures of the Jewish People Excerpt :

Presents a history of the Jewish people throughout the ages.

The Invention of the Jewish People Book
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The Invention of the Jewish People


  • Author : Shlomo Sand
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788736619

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The Invention of the Jewish People Excerpt :

A historical tour de force that demolishes the myths and taboos that have surrounded Jewish and Israeli history, The Invention of the Jewish People offers a new account of both that demands to be read and reckoned with. Was there really a forced exile in the first century, at the hands of the Romans? Should we regard the Jewish people, throughout two millennia, as both a distinct ethnic group and a putative nation—returned at last to its Biblical homeland? Shlomo Sand argues that most Jews actually descend from converts, whose native lands were scattered far across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The formation of a Jewish people and then a Jewish nation out of these disparate groups could only take place under the sway of a new historiography, developing in response to the rise of nationalism throughout Europe. Beneath the biblical back fill of the nineteenth-century historians, and the twentieth-century intellectuals who replaced rabbis as the architects of Jewish identity, The Invention of the Jewish People uncovers a new narrative of Israel’s formation, and proposes a bold analysis of nationalism that accounts for the old myths. After a long stay on Israel’s bestseller list, and winning the coveted Aujourd’hui Award in France, The Invention of the Jewish People is finally available in English. The central importance of the conflict in the Middle East ensures that Sand’s arguments will reverberate well beyond the historians and politicians that he takes to task. Without an adequate understanding of Israel’s past, capable of superseding today’s opposing views, diplomatic solutions are likely to remain elusive. In this iconoclastic work of history, Shlomo Sand provides the intellectual foundations for a new vision of Israel’s future.

An Illustrated History of the Jewish People Book

An Illustrated History of the Jewish People


  • Author : Lawrence Joffe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 075481906X

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An Illustrated History of the Jewish People Excerpt :

The epic 4000-year story of the Jews, from the ancient patriarchs and kings through centuries-long persecution to the growth of a worldwide culture.

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History  Religion  and Culture Book

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History Religion and Culture


  • Author : Judith R. Baskin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 539
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521869607

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The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History Religion and Culture Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the Jewish experience, from its ancient origins to its impact on contemporary popular culture.

Power   Powerlessness in Jewish History Book

Power Powerlessness in Jewish History


  • Author : David Biale
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2010-12-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307772534

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Power Powerlessness in Jewish History Excerpt :

To shed light on the tensions he observed between Jewish perceptions of power versus political realitieswhich "are often the cause of misguided political decisions," like Israel's Lebanese WarBiale analyzes Jewish history from the point of view of politics and power. The author of Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History here challenges the conventions of what he terms the Jewish "mythical past": the anachronistic interpretation that the Diaspora, which occurred between the fall of an independent Jewish commonwealth in A.D. 70 and the rebirth of the State of Israel in 1948, was politically impotent, and, conversely, that the First and Second Temple periods were eras of full Jewish national sovereignty.

A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People Book

A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People


  • Author : Elie Barnavi
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 0805241272

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A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People Excerpt :

A comprehensive overview of more than four thousand years of Jewish history includes maps, artwork, chronologies, and commentary

The Falashas Book

The Falashas


  • Author : David F. Kessler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-10-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136304552

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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.