A Short History of the Jewish People

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

Explanation of the Book:

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
Available:
Release: 2012-03-12
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Short History of the Jewish People

A Short History of the Jewish People
Author: Cecil Roth
Pages: 494
ISBN: STANFORD:36105011842460
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A History of the Jewish People

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

Explanation of the Book:

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 Brief History of the Jewish People

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Judaism

Judaism
Author: Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok,Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Pages: 151
ISBN: STANFORD:36105121798552
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Release: 1999-07
Editor: Oneworld Publications Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This clear and comprehensive study of the long history of the Jewish people covers all the key issues, from the experiences of exile to the challenge of feminism and the split between Orthodox and non-Orthodox.

An Illustrated History of the Jewish People

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Short History of the Jewish People

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

Explanation of the Book:

History of the Jews

History of the Jews
Author: Paul Johnson
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9781780226699
Available:
Release: 2013-08-08
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A classic study of the Jews by a best selling author. In this critically acclaimed book, Paul Johnson delves deep into the 4,000-year history of the Jews: a race of awe-inspiring endurance, steadfast homogeneity and loyalty and, above all, the belief that history has a purpose and humanity a destiny. With exacting precision and enthusiasm, Paul Johnson has mapped the lives of these people from their early ancestors in the House of David, through great periods of creativity and enterprise, alienation in the ghettos, Adolf Hitler's obsession to obliterate the race, up until the present day. This book is a powerful argument about the nature of Jewish genius, its strengths and contradictions, which brilliantly presents the entire Jewish phenomenon. It makes incisive though-provoking sense of the whole.

The Jews of Arab Lands

The Jews of Arab Lands
Author: Norman A. Stillman
Pages: 473
ISBN: 0827611552
Available:
Release: 1979
Editor: Jewish Publication Society
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A History of Judaism

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

Explanation of the Book:

"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."--

The Falashas

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Legacy

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Alienated Minority

Alienated Minority
Author: Kenneth Stow
Pages: 360
ISBN: 0674044053
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Release: 2009-06
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This narrative history surveying one thousand years of Jewish life integrates the Jewish experience into the context of the overall culture and society of medieval Europe. It presents a new picture of the interaction between Christians and Jews in this tumultuous era. Alienated Minority shows us what it meant to be a Jew in Europe in the Middle Ages. The story begins in the fifth century, when autonomous Jewish rule in Palestine came to a close, and when the papacy, led by Gregory the Great, established enduring principles regarding Christian policy toward Jews. Kenneth Stow examines the structures of self-government in the European Jewish community and the centrality of emerging concepts of representation. He studies economic enterprise, especially banking; constructs a clear image of the medieval Jewish family; and portrays in detail the very rich Jewish intellectual life. Analyzing policies of Church and State in the Middle Ages, Stow argues that a firmly defined legal and constitutional position of the Jewish minority in the earlier period gave way to a legal status created expressly for Jews, who in the later period were seen as inimical to the common good. It was this special status that paved the way for the royal expulsions of Jews that began at the end of the thirteenth century.

People of the Book

People of the Book
Author: Moshe Halbertal
Pages: 197
ISBN: 9780674038141
Available:
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Halbertal provides a panoramic survey of Jewish attitudes toward Scripture, provocatively organized around problems of normative and formative authority, with an emphasis on the changing status and functions of Mishnah, Talmud, and Kabbalah.

The Jews

The Jews
Author: John Efron
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781315508993
Available:
Release: 2016-11-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

This Immortal People

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Jewish History A Very Short Introduction

Jewish History  A Very Short Introduction
Author: David N. Myers
Pages: 135
ISBN: 9780199912858
Available:
Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Zionism

Zionism
Author: David Engel
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781317865490
Available:
Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zionism is an international political movement that was originally dedicated to the resettlement of Jewish people in the Promised Land, and is now synonymous with support for the modern state of Israel. This addition to the Short Histories of Big Ideas series looks at the controversial and topical notion of Zionism from a balanced viewpoint, concentrating on where it came from, how it accomplished its goals, and why it affected so many people.

The Jews in Poland and Russia

The Jews in Poland and Russia
Author: Antony Polonsky
Pages: 648
ISBN: 1906764395
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Littman Library of Jewish
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.