A Short History of the Jewish People

A Short History of the Jewish People
Author: Raymond P. Scheindlin
Pages: 274
ISBN: 0195139410
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Release: 2000
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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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

A Short History of the Jews
Author: Michael Brenner
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780691154978
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Release: 2012-03-12
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

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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.

A Brief History of the Jewish People

A Brief History of the Jewish People
Author: Mosheh Weiss
Pages: 280
ISBN: 0742544028
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Release: 2004
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

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

A History of the Jewish People

A History of the Jewish People
Author: Abraham Malamat,Hayim Tadmor
Pages: 1170
ISBN: 0674397312
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Release: 1976
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

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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

A Short History of the Jewish People

A Short History of the Jewish People
Author: Cecil Roth
Pages: 443
ISBN: LCCN:01000980
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Release: 1936
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Legacy

Legacy
Author: Harry Ostrer MD
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780199702053
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Release: 2012-08-10
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

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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.

An Illustrated History of the Jewish People

An Illustrated History of the Jewish People
Author: Lawrence Joffe
Pages: 256
ISBN: 075481906X
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Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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 Invention of the Jewish People

The Invention of the Jewish People
Author: Shlomo Sand,Yael Lotan
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781844676231
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Release: 2010-06-14
Editor: Verso
Language: en

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"Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book." Tony Judt --

This Immortal People

This Immortal People
Author: Emil Cohn
Pages: 169
ISBN: UOM:39015009397996
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Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Short History of the Jewish People, Emil Bernhard Cohn, revised and expanded by Hayim Perelmuter. A succinct history of the Jewish people from Old Testament times to the present.

A Short History of the Jewish People

A Short History of the Jewish People
Author: Cecil Roth
Pages: 482
ISBN: OCLC:247002066
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Belonging

Belonging
Author: Simon Schama
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780143193128
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Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Penguin Canada
Language: en

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It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amid grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. The first of two volumes, The Story of the Jews spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes readers to unimagined places: a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia, a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings, the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the writers of the Bible to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain. Within these pages, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the world, candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, and ships loaded with spices and gems founder at sea. And a great story unfolds. Not—as often imagined—of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians. Which makes the story of the Jews everyone’s story.

A Short History of the Jewish People 1600 B C A D 1935 Mit Kt

A Short History of the Jewish People  1600 B  C   A  D  1935   Mit Kt
Author: Cecil Roth
Pages: 443
ISBN: OCLC:186841382
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Release: 1936
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History Religion and Culture

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History  Religion  and Culture
Author: Judith R. Baskin,Kenneth Seeskin
Pages: 539
ISBN: 9780521869607
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Release: 2010-07-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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

A Short History of the Jewish People

A Short History of the Jewish People
Author: Simon Dubnow
Pages: 319
ISBN: LCCN:75324867
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Release: 1936
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Origin of the Jews

The Origin of the Jews
Author: Steven Weitzman
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780691191652
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

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The scholarly quest to answer the question of Jewish origins The Jews have one of the longest continuously recorded histories of any people in the world, but what do we actually know about their origins? While many think the answer to this question can be found in the Bible, others look to archaeology or genetics. Some skeptics have even sought to debunk the very idea that the Jews have a common origin. Steven Weitzman takes a learned and lively look at what we know—or think we know—about where the Jews came from, when they arose, and how they came to be. He sheds new light on the assumptions and biases of those seeking answers—and the religious and political agendas that have made finding answers so elusive. Introducing many approaches and theories, The Origin of the Jews brings needed clarity and historical context to this enduring and divisive topic.

The Story of the Jews

The Story of the Jews
Author: Simon Schama
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9780143191858
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Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Penguin Canada
Language: en

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It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amid grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. The first of two volumes, The Story of the Jews spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes readers to unimagined places: a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia, a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings, the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the writers of the Bible to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain. Within these pages, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the world, candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, and ships loaded with spices and gems founder at sea. And a great story unfolds. Not—as often imagined—of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians. Which makes the story of the Jews everyone’s story.

Jewish History A Very Short Introduction

Jewish History  A Very Short Introduction
Author: David N. Myers
Pages: 135
ISBN: 9780190660338
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Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

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How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. Many have attempted to explain this singular success as a result of divine intervention. In this engaging book, David N. Myers charts the long journey of the Jews through history. At the same time, it points to two unlikely-and decidedly this-worldly--factors to explain the survival of the Jews: antisemitism and assimilation. Usually regarded as grave dangers, these two factors have continually interacted with one other to enable the persistence of the Jews. At every turn in their history, not just in the modern age, Jews have adapted to new environments, cultures, languages, and social norms. These bountiful encounters with host societies have exercised the cultural muscle of the Jews, preventing the atrophy that would have occurred if they had not interacted so extensively with the non-Jewish world. It is through these encounters--indeed, through a process of assimilation--that Jews came to develop distinct local customs, speak many different languages, and cultivate diverse musical, culinary, and intellectual traditions. Left unchecked, the Jews' well-honed ability to absorb from surrounding cultures might have led to their disappearance. And yet, the route toward full and unbridled assimilation was checked by the nearly constant presence of hatred toward the Jew. Anti-Jewish expression and actions have regularly accompanied Jews throughout history. Part of the ironic success of antisemitism is its malleability, its talent in assuming new forms and portraying the Jew in diverse and often contradictory images--for example, at once the arch-capitalist and revolutionary Communist. Antisemitism not only served to blunt further assimilation, but, in a paradoxical twist, affirmed the Jew's sense of difference from the host society. And thus together assimilation and antisemitism (at least up to a certain limit) contribute to the survival of the Jews as a highly adaptable and yet distinct group.

History of the Jews

History of the Jews
Author: Captivating History
Pages: 110
ISBN: 1637161484
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Release: 2021-01-20
Editor: Captivating History
Language: en

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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 Israel The Babylonian captivity Life under Roman rule How Christianity emerged from Judaism The Jewish emancipation The Holocaust The formation of Israel And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the history of the Jews, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

The Falashas

The Falashas
Author: David F. Kessler
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781136304552
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Release: 2012-10-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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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.

A History of Judaism

A History of Judaism
Author: Martin Goodman
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780691197104
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Release: 2019-11-19
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

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"Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other. In this magisterial and elegantly written book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. He tells the stories of the rabbis, mystics, and messiahs of the medieval and early modern periods and guides us through the many varieties of Judaism today. Goodman's compelling narrative spans the globe, from the Middle East, Europe, and America to North Africa, China, and India. He explains the institutions and ideas on which all forms of Judaism are based, and masterfully weaves together the different threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate that run throughout its history."--