A History of the Jews

A History of the Jews
Author: Paul Johnson
Publsiher: Associated University Presse
Total Pages: 643
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Jews Book Review:

A 4,000-year survey covering Jewish history and the impact of Jewish genius and imagination on the world.

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 Short History of the Jews

A Short History of the Jews
Author: Michael Brenner
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2021-07-13
ISBN 10: 1400834260
ISBN 13: 9781400834266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Jews Book Review:

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.

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 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.

Lincoln and the Jews

Lincoln and the Jews
Author: Jonathan D. Sarna,Benjamin Shapell
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 1466864613
ISBN 13: 9781466864610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lincoln and the Jews Book Review:

One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln's death, the full story of his extraordinary relationship with Jews is told here for the first time. Lincoln and the Jews: A History provides readers both with a captivating narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the opportunity to immerse themselves in rare manuscripts and images, many from the Shapell Lincoln Collection, that show Lincoln in a way he has never been seen before. Lincoln's lifetime coincided with the emergence of Jews on the national scene in the United States. When he was born, in 1809, scarcely 3,000 Jews lived in the entire country. By the time of his assassination in 1865, large-scale immigration, principally from central Europe, had brought that number up to more than 150,000. Many Americans, including members of Lincoln's cabinet and many of his top generals during the Civil War, were alarmed by this development and treated Jews as second-class citizens and religious outsiders. Lincoln, this book shows, exhibited precisely the opposite tendency. He also expressed a uniquely deep knowledge of the Old Testament, employing its language and concepts in some of his most important writings. He befriended Jews from a young age, promoted Jewish equality, appointed numerous Jews to public office, had Jewish advisors and supporters starting already from the early 1850s, as well as later during his two presidential campaigns, and in response to Jewish sensitivities, even changed the way he thought and spoke about America. Through his actions and his rhetoric—replacing "Christian nation," for example, with "this nation under God"—he embraced Jews as insiders. In this groundbreaking work, the product of meticulous research, historian Jonathan D. Sarna and collector Benjamin Shapell reveal how Lincoln's remarkable relationship with American Jews impacted both his path to the presidency and his policy decisions as president. The volume uncovers a new and previously unknown feature of Abraham Lincoln's life, one that broadened him, and, as a result, broadened America.

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.

Jews God and History

Jews  God  and History
Author: Max I. Dimont
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2004-06-01
ISBN 10: 1101142251
ISBN 13: 9781101142257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jews God and History Book Review:

From ancient Palestine through Europe and Asia, to America and modern Israel, Max I. Dimont shows how the saga of the Jews is interwoven with the story of virtually every nation on earth.

The Jews of Toronto

The Jews of Toronto
Author: Stephen A. Speisman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X000042233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of the Jews

A History of the Jews
Author: Solomon Grayzel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 843
Release: 1963
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:37629820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Our People history of the Jews

Our People  history of the Jews
Author: Jacob Isaacs
Publsiher: Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch
Total Pages: 5
Release: 1981-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780826602206
ISBN 13: 0826602207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our People history of the Jews Book Review:

A history of the Jewish people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the Divine Providence that has guided their destiny through the centuries.

A History of the Jews in the United States

A History of the Jews in the United States
Author: Lee Levinger
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN 10: 1434486982
ISBN 13: 9781434486981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Jews in the United States Book Review:

A History of the Jews in the United States

Jews of Spain

Jews of Spain
Author: Jane S. Gerber
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 333
Release: 1994-01-31
ISBN 10: 0029115744
ISBN 13: 9780029115749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jews of Spain Book Review:

The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another. Indeed, in defiance of all logic and expectation, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain became an occasion for renewed creativity. Nor have five hundred years of wandering extinguished the identity of the Sephardic Jews, or diminished the proud memory of the dazzling civilization which they created on Spanish soil.This book is intended to serve as an introduction and scholarly guide to that history.

Wanderings

Wanderings
Author: Chaim Potok
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 0593359291
ISBN 13: 9780593359297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wanderings Book Review:

A fascinating history of the Jews, told by a master novelist, here is Chaim Potok's fascinating, moving four thousand-year history. Recreating great historical events, exporing Jewish life in its infinite variety and in many eras and places, here is a unique work by a singular Jewish voice.

A History of Judaism

A History of Judaism
Author: Martin Goodman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 0691197105
ISBN 13: 9780691197104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Judaism Book Review:

"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 Jews of Arab Lands

The Jews of Arab Lands
Author: Norman A. Stillman
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 of Arabia

A History of the Jews of Arabia
Author: Gordon Darnell Newby
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781570038853
ISBN 13: 1570038856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Jews of Arabia Book Review:

The Jewish communities of Arabia had a great influence on the attitudes that Muslims hold toward Jews, and yet relatively little has been written about their history. Through techniques borrowed from anthropology, literary criticism, sociology, and comparative religion, Gordon Darnell Newby reconstructs the understanding of Jewish life in Arabia before and during the time of Muhammad. In addition this material is used to develop a perspective on the interconfessional relations between Judaism and Islam during an era when the latter was at one of its most dynamic stages of growth.

Chinese Perceptions of the Jews and Judaism

Chinese Perceptions of the Jews  and Judaism
Author: Zhou Xun,Xun Zhou
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 1136835091
ISBN 13: 9781136835094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Perceptions of the Jews and Judaism Book Review:

While prejudice against Jews is a real and ongoing category in Western culture, little attention has been paid to the myths of the Jews' and their impact in countries outside the West. This work draws on a wide variety of source materials from the past two centuries to examine the images of the Jews' as constructed in China. However, the interest here does not lie in the determination of the boundary between the real and fictional aspects of these images. Rather, it lies in the implications associated with the Jew' as an other', which remains a distant mirror in the construction of the self' amongst various social groups in modern China. Although it has been noted by a few scholars that the use of the Jews' as a category was important to many thinkers of modern China in the construction of their nationalistic and socio- political ideologies, this is the first systematic study in the field to be published. This book is also more than a historical book on China in that it opens a new arena for modern Jewish studies from a unique angle.

On Middle Ground

On Middle Ground
Author: Eric L. Goldstein,Deborah R. Weiner
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-03-28
ISBN 10: 1421424525
ISBN 13: 9781421424521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Middle Ground Book Review:

In 1938, Gustav Brunn and his family fled Nazi Germany and settled in Baltimore. Brunn found a job at McCormick’s Spice Company but was fired after three days when, according to family legend, the manager discovered he was Jewish. He started his own successful business using a spice mill he brought over from Germany and developed a blend especially for the seafood purveyors across the street. Before long, his Old Bay spice blend would grace kitchen cabinets in virtually every home in Maryland. The Brunns sold the business in 1986. Four years later, Old Bay was again sold—to McCormick. In On Middle Ground, the first truly comprehensive history of Baltimore’s Jewish community, Eric L. Goldstein and Deborah R. Weiner describe not only the formal institutions of Jewish life but also the everyday experiences of families like the Brunns and of a diverse Jewish population that included immigrants and natives, factory workers and department store owners, traditionalists and reformers. The story of Baltimore Jews—full of absorbing characters and marked by dramas of immigration, acculturation, and assimilation—is the story of American Jews in microcosm. But its contours also reflect the city’s unique culture. Goldstein and Weiner argue that Baltimore’s distinctive setting as both a border city and an immigrant port offered opportunities for advancement that made it a magnet for successive waves of Jewish settlers. The authors detail how the city began to attract enterprising merchants during the American Revolution, when it thrived as one of the few ports remaining free of British blockade. They trace Baltimore’s meteoric rise as a commercial center, which drew Jewish newcomers who helped the upstart town surpass Philadelphia as the second-largest American city. They explore the important role of Jewish entrepreneurs as Baltimore became a commercial gateway to the South and later developed a thriving industrial scene. Readers learn how, in the twentieth century, the growth of suburbia and the redevelopment of downtown offered scope to civic leaders, business owners, and real estate developers. From symphony benefactor Joseph Meyerhoff to Governor Marvin Mandel and trailblazing state senator Rosalie Abrams, Jews joined the ranks of Baltimore’s most influential cultural, philanthropic, and political leaders while working on the grassroots level to reshape a metro area confronted with the challenges of modern urban life. Accessibly written and enriched by more than 130 illustrations, On Middle Ground reveals that local Jewish life was profoundly shaped by Baltimore’s “middleness”—its hybrid identity as a meeting point between North and South, a major industrial center with a legacy of slavery, and a large city with a small-town feel.

A History of the Jews of Cochin

A History of the Jews of Cochin
Author: J. B. Segal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015029890830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Jews of Cochin Book Review:

A history of the Jews living in the vicinity of Cochin, southern India. From the beginning of the 16th century until 1662 the Portuguese ruled a part of this area. Pp. 32-36 describe their attempts to prevent the entry of Jews and Conversos from the Iberian peninsula to their Indian domains. In 1560 the Inquisition was instituted in Goa, which operated in Portuguese southern India and cruelly persecuted the Conversos who had settled there.