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 : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 0195139410

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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.

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 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.

The Falashas Book

The Falashas

  • Author : David F. Kessler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-10-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136304484

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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.

The Jews of Arab Lands Book
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The Jews of Arab Lands

  • Author : Norman A. Stillman
  • Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Arab countries
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN 10 : 0827611552

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History of the Jews Book

History of the Jews

  • Author : Captivating History
  • Publisher : Captivating History
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 1637161409

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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Jews, then keep reading... The Jewish people are one of the oldest living people groups on the planet. The Jews lived alongside the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Phoenicians, and Sumerians-all of whom have since disappeared from the pages of history. Yet the Jews still remain. Despite all of the odds, Jewish culture, language, laws, and religion have remained intact over the course of thousands of years. Even after being kicked out of their homeland and scattered all over the globe, the Jews were able to hold their customs close to their heart. While in exile, they developed special rules to live by through rabbinical works, such as the Talmud, which gave them a moral compass by which to live, no matter where they might end up. This was a great source of comfort for the Jewish people even while having to live in less than encouraging environments. Their traditions kept them strong. Even from the worst ghettoes in Europe, great minds, such as Moses Mendelssohn, came forth and illuminated the world with their ideas. This light shined so brightly that soon the full emancipation of Jews became the norm in the civilized world. But then, in the middle of the 20th century, disaster struck when the Nazis came to power in Germany. This horrific regime brought death and destruction upon the Jewish people on a scale that the world had never seen before. Yet despite the horrors of the Holocaust, the Jews survived. Not only did they survive, but their ancient homeland of Israel was also soon revived and reborn. When Israel became a state in 1948, the great dream of having a Jewish safe haven became a reality. This is the history of the Jews. In History of the Jews: A Captivating Guide to Jewish History, Starting from the Ancient Israelites through Roman Rule to World War 2, you will discover topics such as The origin story of the Jewish people How the Jews first established Israel About the judges and kings who ruled Israe

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: Jews
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 0742544028

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

A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People Book

A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People

  • Author : Elie Barnavi
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Jews
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0805241272

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The history of the Jews spans more than two millenia and encompasses most parts of the globe--an extraordinary saga which is set forth pictorially in this comprehensive, and richly illustrated and designed volume. With hundreds of brilliantly detailed maps, photographs, and drawings, and chronologies and commentaries by leading experts, A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People is both an authoritative reference work and a sumptuous gift volume.

The Jews in Poland and Russia Book

The Jews in Poland and Russia

  • Author : Antony Polonsky
  • Publisher : Littman Library of Jewish Civi
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1906764395

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The text featured in this edition is abridged from The Jews in Poland and Russia originally published by The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, in 2010.

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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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 Jews in Poland and Russia  A Short History Book

The Jews in Poland and Russia A Short History

  • Author : Antony Polonsky
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 711
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789624830

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A very readable and comprehensive overview that examines the realities of Jewish life while setting them in their political, economic, and social contexts.

Jewish Literacy Book
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Jewish Literacy

  • Author : Joseph Telushkin
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release Date : 1991-04-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 834
  • ISBN 10 : 0688085067

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In this collection of 346 important facts about Judaism and its people, Telushkin ranges through all of Jewish history and literature to extract the enduring concepts one needs to know in order to be a well-informed, modern Jew.

A History of the Jews in the Modern World Book

A History of the Jews in the Modern World

  • Author : Howard M. Sachar
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307424365

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The distinguished historian of the Jewish people, Howard M. Sachar, gives us a comprehensive and enthralling chronicle of the achievements and traumas of the Jews over the last four hundred years. Tracking their fate from Western Europe’s age of mercantilism in the seventeenth century to the post-Soviet and post-imperialist Islamic upheavals of the twenty-first century, Sachar applies his renowned narrative skill to the central role of the Jews in many of the most impressive achievements of modern civilization: whether in the rise of economic capitalism or of political socialism; in the discoveries of theoretical physics or applied medicine; in “higher” literary criticism or mass communication and popular entertainment. As his account unfolds and moves from epoch to epoch, from continent to continent, from Europe to the Americas and the Middle East, Sachar evaluates communities that, until lately, have been underestimated in the perspective of Jewish and world history—among them, Jews of Sephardic provenance, of the Moslem regions, and of Africa. By the same token, Sachar applies a master’s hand in describing and deciphering the Jews’ unique exposure and functional usefulness to totalitarian movements—fascist, Nazi, and Stalinist. In the process, he shines an unsparing light on the often widely dissimilar behavior of separate European peoples, and on separate Jewish populations, during the Holocaust. A distillation of the author’s lifetime of scholarly research and teaching experience, A History of the Jews in the Modern World provides a source of unsurpassed intellectual richness for university students and educated laypersons alike.

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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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.

Legacy Book


  • Author : Harry Ostrer MD
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199702053

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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.