A History of the Jewish People

A History of the Jewish People
Author: Abraham Malamat,Hayim Tadmor
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 1170
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 9780674397316
ISBN 13: 0674397312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Jewish People Book Review:

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

History of the Jews

History of the Jews
Author: Paul Johnson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-08-08
ISBN 10: 1780226691
ISBN 13: 9781780226699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Jews Book Review:

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

The Jews
Author: John Efron
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN 10: 1315508990
ISBN 13: 9781315508993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jews Book Review:

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.

A History of the Jews in America

A History of the Jews in America
Author: Howard M. Sachar
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN 10: 0804150524
ISBN 13: 9780804150521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Jews in America Book Review:

Spanning 350 years of Jewish experience in this country, A History of the Jews in America is an essential chronicle by the author of The Course of Modern Jewish History. With impressive scholarship and a riveting sense of detail, Howard M. Sachar tells the stories of Spanish marranos and Russian refugees, of aristocrats and threadbare social revolutionaries, of philanthropists and Hollywood moguls. At the same time, he elucidates the grand themes of the Jewish encounter with America, from the bigotry of a Christian majority to the tensions among Jews of different origins and beliefs, and from the struggle for acceptance to the ambivalence of assimilation.

A Short History of the Jewish People

A Short History of the Jewish People
Author: Raymond P. Scheindlin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780195139419
ISBN 13: 0195139410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Jewish People Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 069115497X
ISBN 13: 9780691154978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Jews Book Review:

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.

The History of the Jews

The History of the Jews
Author: Hannah Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 576
Release: 1840
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044011811882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

A History of the Jews in the Modern World
Author: Howard M. Sachar
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307424367
ISBN 13: 9780307424365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Jews in the Modern World Book Review:

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.

A History of the Jewish Experience

A History of the Jewish Experience
Author: Leo Trepp
Publsiher: Behrman House, Inc
Total Pages: 561
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780874416725
ISBN 13: 0874416728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Left the Right and the Jews

The Left  the Right and the Jews
Author: W.D. Rubinstein
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2015-10-16
ISBN 10: 131738623X
ISBN 13: 9781317386230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Left the Right and the Jews Book Review:

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: Simon Schama
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 0143191853
ISBN 13: 9780143191858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Jews Book Review:

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 History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ

A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ
Author: Emil Schưrer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1891
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C061327507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Jews

The Jews
Author: John M. Efron
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105132272043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jews Book Review:

New research has conspired to unsettle many established ideas about the Jewish past, challenging how historians have thought about and described it, and sometimes making it appear less accessible than it was thought to be in earlier generations. While these recent developments would appear to make a history of the Jewish people more difficult, the authors of The Jews: A History believe it has deepened and broadened our understanding. Though the reader will find in The Jews many familiar names, in its pages will also be found a broader spectrum of people: mothers, children, workers, students, artists, and radicals whose perspectives greatly expands the story of Jewish life from ancient times to the present.

A History of Czechs and Jews

A History of Czechs and Jews
Author: Martin Wein
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN 10: 1317608216
ISBN 13: 9781317608219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Czechs and Jews Book Review:

Was Israel founded by Czechoslovakia? A History of Czechs and Jews examines this question and the resulting findings are complex. Czechoslovakia did provide critical, secret military sponsorship to Israel around 1948, but this alliance was short-lived and terminated with the Prague Trial of 1952. Israel’s "Czech guns" were German as much as Czech, and the Soviet Union strongly encouraged Czechoslovakia’s help for Israel. Most importantly however, the Czechoslovak-Israeli military cooperation was only part of a much larger picture. Since the mid-1800s, Czechs and Jews have been systematically comparing themselves to each other in literature, music, politics, diplomacy, media, and historiography. A shared perception of similar fates of two small nations trapped between East and West, in constant existential danger, helped forge a Czech-Jewish "national friendship" amid periods of estrangement. Yet, this Czech-Jewish national friendship, an idea that can be traced from Masaryk and Kafka via Weizman and Ben Gurion to Havel and Netanyahu, was more myth than reality. Relations were often mixed and highly dependent on larger historical developments affecting Central Europe and the Middle East. As the Czech Republic emerges as Israel’s main EU ally, this book provides a timely analysis of this old-new alliance and is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in History and Jewish Studies.

The Jews of Arab Lands

The Jews of Arab Lands
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Jewish Publication Society
Total Pages: 473
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780827611559
ISBN 13: 0827611552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of the Jews

A History of the Jews
Author: Ilan Halevi
Publsiher: London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books
Total Pages: 258
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012864784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Socrates

Socrates
Author: Paul Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN 10: 1101545194
ISBN 13: 9781101545195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socrates Book Review:

A brilliant portrait of the Greek philosopher who personified philosophy. Socrates was undeniably one of the greatest thinkers of all time, yet he wrote nothing. Throughout his life, and indeed until his very last moment alive, Socrates fully embodied his philosophy in thought and deed. It is through the story of his life that we can fully grasp his powerful actions and ideas. In his highly acclaimed style, historian Paul Johnson masterfully disentangles centuries of scarce sources to offer a riveting account of a homely but charismatic middle-class man living in Athens in the fifth century b.c., and how what this man thought still shapes the way we decide how to act, and how we fathom the notion of body and soul. Johnson provides a compelling picture of the city and people Socrates reciprocally delighted in, as well as many enlightening and intimate analyses of specific aspects of his personality. Enchantingly portraying "the sheer power of Socrates's mind, and its unique combination of steel, subtlety, and frivolity," Paul Johnson captures the vast and intriguing life of a man who did nothing less than supply the basic apparatus of the human mind.

A History of Judaism

A History of Judaism
Author: Martin Goodman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0691197105
ISBN 13: 9780691197104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Judaism Book Review:

A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millennia Judaism has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied through the centuries. Martin Goodman provides a comprehensive look 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. He takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of antiquity to the many varieties of Judaism today. 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. A History of Judaism is a spellbinding chronicle of a vibrant religious tradition that has shaped the spiritual heritage of humankind like no other.

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period Volume 3

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period  Volume 3
Author: Lester L. Grabbe
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 0567692957
ISBN 13: 9780567692955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period Volume 3 Book Review:

This is the third volume of the projected four-volume history of the Second Temple period, collecting all that is known about the Jews from the period of the Maccabaean revolt to Hasmonean rule and Herod the Great. Based directly on primary sources, the study addresses aspects such as Jewish literary sources, economy, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Diaspora, causes of the Maccabaen revolt, and the beginning and end of the Hasmonean kingdom and the reign of Herod the Great. Discussed in the context of the wider Hellenistic world and its history, and with an extensive up-to-date secondary bibliography, this volume is an invaluable addition to Lester Grabbe's in-depth study of the history of Judaism.

Jews and Judaism in World History

Jews and Judaism in World History
Author: Howard N. Lupovitch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-12-16
ISBN 10: 1135189641
ISBN 13: 9781135189648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jews and Judaism in World History Book Review:

This book is a survey of the history of the Jewish people from biblical antiquity to the present, spanning nearly 2,500 years and traversing five continents. Opening with a broad introduction which addresses key questions of terminology and definition, the book’s ten chapters then go on to explore Jewish history in both its religious and non-religious dimensions. The book explores the social, political and cultural aspects of Jewish history, and examines the changes and continuities across the whole of the Jewish world throughout its long and varied history. Topics covered include: the emergence of Judaism as a religion and way of life the development during the Middle Ages of Judaism as an all-encompassing identity the effect on Jewish life and identity of major changes in Europe and the Islamic world from the mid sixteenth through the end of the nineteenth century the complexity of Jewish life in the twentieth century, the challenge of anti-semitism and the impact of the Holocaust, and the emergence of the current centres of World Jewry in the State of Israel and the New World.