The Jews

The Jews
Author: John Efron
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781315508993
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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.

On the Jews and Their Lies

On the Jews and Their Lies
Author: Martin Luther
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1732353212
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Release: 2019-11-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Founder of modern-day Lutheranism, Martin Luther (1483-1546) confronted many opponents, most notably, the Jews. Their religion directly denied Jesus as Messiah, and their arrogance, lies, usury, and hatred of humanity meant that they posed a mortal threat to society. Hence, said Luther, the harshest of measures are warranted. A shocking book.

The Left the Right and the Jews

The Left  the Right and the Jews
Author: W.D. Rubinstein
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781317386230
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Release: 2015-10-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1982, this book examines anti-semitism in the Western world. The author concludes that, fringe neo-Nazi groups notwithstanding, significant anti-semitism is largely a left-wing rather than a right-wing phenomenon. He finds that Jews have reacted to this change in their situation and in attitudes towards them by making a shift to the right in most Western countries, with the major exception of the United States. Considering the contribution of Jews to socialist thought from Marx onwards and the equally lengthy history of right-wing anti-semitism, this shift is one of the most significant in Jewish history. This movement to the right is discussed in separate chapters, as is Soviet anti-semitism and the status of the State of Israel. Examined in depth are the implications of this shift in attitude for Jewish philosophy and self-identity.

The Story of the Jews

The Story of the Jews
Author: David Goldberg
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0233003940
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Release: 2014
Editor: Andre Deutsch Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the history of the Jewish people, examining the religion's principles, figures, and key events, as well as the culture that arose as the Jews dispersed after being exiled from their homeland.

An Introduction to Judaism

An Introduction to Judaism
Author: N R M de Lange,Nicholas de Lange
Pages: 247
ISBN: 0521466245
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Release: 2000-02-17
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is intended for students of religion and others who seek an introduction to Judaism.

Hunt for the Jews

Hunt for the Jews
Author: Jan Grabowski
Pages: 303
ISBN: 0253010748
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Judenjagd, hunt for the Jews, was the German term for the organized searches for Jews who, having survived ghetto liquidations and deportations to death camps in Poland in 1942, attempted to hide "on the Aryan side." Jan Grabowski's penetrating microhistory tells the story of the Judenjagd in Dabrowa Tarnowska, a rural county in southeastern Poland, where the majority of the Jews in hiding perished as a consequence of betrayal by their Polish neighbors. Drawing on materials from Polish, Jewish, and German sources created during and after the war, Grabowski documents the involvement of the local Polish population in the process of detecting and killing the Jews who sought their aid. Through detailed reconstruction of events, this close-up account of the fates of individual Jews casts a bright light on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust in Poland.

The Story of the Jews

The Story of the Jews
Author: Stan Mack
Pages: 273
ISBN: 1580231551
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Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: Jewish Lights Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrates the major characters and events that have shaped the Jewish people and culture with witty, illustrated narrative.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Multiculturalism and the Jews

Multiculturalism and the Jews
Author: Sander Gilman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781135208196
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Release: 2013-10-14
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this powerful and wide-ranging study, Sander Gilman explores the idea of 'the multicultural' in the contemporary world, a question he frames as the question of the relationship between Jews and Muslims. How do Jews define themselves, and how are they in turn defined, within the global struggles of the moment, struggles that turn in large part around a secularized Christian perspective? Gilman uses his subject to unpack a sequence of important issues: what does it mean to be multicultural? Can the experience of diaspora Judaism serve as a useful model for Islam in today's multicultural Europe? What is a multicultural ethnic? Other chapters look at specific figures in Jewish cultural history – Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka, Israel Zangwill, Philip Roth, the hermaphrodite N.O. Body (aka Karl Baer, raised as Martha Baer) – to explore issues within Jewish identity. Throughout, Gilman pays keen attention to the ways in which contemporary literature – Chabon, Ozick, Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Foer, Gary Shteyngart – taking the idea of Jewishness and multiculturalism into new arenas.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Seafaring and the Jews

Seafaring and the Jews
Author: Nadav Kashtan
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781136336447
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Release: 2013-04-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection studies Jewish involvement in seafaring from Biblical, through Greco-Roman, Medieval and Early Modern periods to the present. This broad historical perspective allows a closer look at various attitudes of Jews to maritime activities, especially as shipowners and traders in the Mediterranean regions.

Why the Jews

Why the Jews
Author: Dennis Prager,Joseph Telushkin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1416591230
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Release: 2007-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling authors of The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism comes a completely revised and updated edition of a modern classic that reflects the dangerous rise in antisemitism during the twenty-first century. The very word Jew continues to arouse passions as does no other religious, national, or political name. Why have Jews been the object of the most enduring and universal hatred in history? Why did Hitler consider murdering Jews more important than winning World War II? Why has the United Nations devoted more time to tiny Israel than to any other nation on earth? In this seminal study, Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin attempt to uncover and understand the roots of antisemitism -- from the ancient world to the Holocaust to the current crisis in the Middle East. This postmillennial edition of Why the Jews? offers new insights and unparalleled perspectives on some of the most recent, pressing developments in the contemporary world, including: • The replicating of Nazi antisemitism in the Arab world • The pervasive anti-Zionism/antisemitism on university campuses • The rise of antisemitism in Europe • Why the United States and Israel are linked in the minds of antisemites Clear, persuasive, and thought provoking, Why the Jews? is must reading for anyone who seeks to understand the unique role of the Jews in human history.

The Gifts of the Jews

The Gifts of the Jews
Author: Thomas Cahill
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307755117
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Release: 2010-04-28
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today. The Gifts of the Jews reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews began to see time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. As Thomas Cahill narrates this momentous shift, he also explains the real significance of such Biblical figures as Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Pharaoh, Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah. Full of compelling stories, insights and humor, The Gifts of the Jews is an irresistible exploration of history as fascinating and fun as How the Irish Saved Civilization. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.

Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews from the Church of Scotland in 1839

Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews from the Church of Scotland in 1839
Author: Andrew Alexander Bonar,Robert Murray M'Cheyne
Pages: 555
ISBN: HARVARD:HWMWZJ
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Release: 1839
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Jews of Spain and Portugal and the Inquisition

The Jews of Spain and Portugal and the Inquisition
Author: Frederic David Mocatta
Pages: 99
ISBN: UOM:39015007037628
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Release: 1877
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Nazi Germany and the Jews 1933 1945

Nazi Germany and the Jews  1933 1945
Author: Saul Friedlander
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0061350273
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Release: 2009-03-10
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945 is an abridged edition of Saul Friedländer's definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning two-volume history of the Holocaust: Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939 and The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945. The book's first part, dealing with the National Socialist campaign of oppression, restores the voices of Jews who were engulfed in an increasingly horrifying reality following the Nazi accession to power. Friedländer also provides the accounts of the persecutors themselves—and, perhaps most telling of all, the testimonies of ordinary German citizens who, in general, stood silent and unmoved by the increasing waves of segregation, humiliation, impoverishment, and violence. The second part covers the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews—an official program that depended upon the cooperation of local authorities and police departments, the passivity of the populations, and the willingness of the victims to submit in desperate hope of surviving long enough to escape the German vise. A monumental, multifaceted study now contained in a single volume, Saul Friedländer's Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945 is an essential study of a dark and complex history.

Europe Against the Jews 1880 1945

Europe Against the Jews  1880 1945
Author: Götz Aly
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781250170187
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Metropolitan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the award-winning historian of the Holocaust, Europe Against the Jews, 1880-1945 is the first book to move beyond Germany’s singular crime to the collaboration of Europe as a whole. The Holocaust was perpetrated by the Germans, but it would not have been possible without the assistance of thousands of helpers in other countries: state officials, police, and civilians who eagerly supported the genocide. If we are to fully understand how and why the Holocaust happened, Götz Aly argues in this groundbreaking study, we must examine its prehistory throughout Europe. We must look at countries as far-flung as Romania and France, Russia and Greece, where, decades before the Nazis came to power, a deadly combination of envy, competition, nationalism, and social upheaval fueled a surge of anti-Semitism, creating the preconditions for the deportations and murder to come. In the late nineteenth century, new opportunities for education and social advancement were opening up, and Jewish minorities took particular advantage of them, leading to widespread resentment. At the same time, newly created nation-states, especially in the east, were striving for ethnic homogeneity and national renewal, goals which they saw as inextricably linked. Drawing upon a wide range of previously unpublished sources, Aly traces the sequence of events that made persecution of Jews an increasingly acceptable European practice. Ultimately, the German architects of genocide found support for the Final Solution in nearly all the countries they occupied or were allied with. Without diminishing the guilt of German perpetrators, Aly documents the involvement of all of Europe in the destruction of the Jews, once again deepening our understanding of this most tormented history.

The Separation of Church and Faith

The Separation of Church and Faith
Author: Daniel Gruber
Pages: 332
ISBN: 0966925351
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Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Jews and the Bible

The Jews and the Bible
Author: Jean-Christophe Attias
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780804793216
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Release: 2014-11-26
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite its deceptively simple title, this book ponders the thorny issue of the place of the Bible in Jewish religion and culture. By thoroughly examining the complex link that the Jews have formed with the Bible, Jewish scholar Jean-Christophe Attias raises the uncomfortable question of whether it is still relevant for them. Jews and the Bible reveals how the Jews define themselves in various times and places with the Bible, without the Bible, and against the Bible. Is it divine revelation or national myth? Literature or legislative code? One book or a disparate library? Text or object? For the Jews, over the past two thousand years or more, the Bible has been all that and much more. In fact, Attias argues that the Bible is nothing in and of itself. Like the Koran, the Bible has never been anything other than what its readers make of it. But what they've made of it tells a fascinating story and raises provocative philosophical and ethical questions. The Bible is indeed an elusive book, and so Attias explores the fundamental discrepancy between what we think the Bible tells us about Judaism and what Judaism actually tells us about the Bible. With passion and intellect, Attias informs and enlightens the reader, never shying away from the difficult questions, ultimately asking: In our post-genocide and post-Zionist culture, can the Bible be saved?

Aquinas and the Jews

Aquinas and the Jews
Author: John Y. B. Hood
Pages: 145
ISBN: 0812215230
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Release: 1995
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Hood's study contends that Aquinas's writings remain resistant to or skeptical of anti-Jewish trends in thirteenth-century theology. Aquinas sets out simply to clarify and systematize received theological and canonistic teachings on the Jews.