Description : One of the world's experts on classical Jewish history and literature offers an authoritative interpretation of the three major periods of Jewish history from the time of the Bible up to the present. What emerges is a captivating account of the life-forming nature of a dynamic religion in vastly differing historical contexts. Glossary, maps, illustrations, photographs.
Description : 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.
Description : 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.
Description : 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.
Description : A Short History of Jewish Ethics traces the development of Jewish moral concepts and ethical reflection from its Biblical roots to the present day. Offers an engaging and thoughtful account of Jewish ethics Brings together and discusses a broad range of historical sources covering two millennia of writings and conversations Combines current scholarship with original insights Written by a major internationally recognized scholar of Jewish philosophy and ethics
Description : This brief history of Judaism not only seeks to tell the story of Judaism (or of Judaisms) but to define it in such a way as to make it possible for the reader to grasp and make sense of Judaism, all at once, on its own terms. Professor Neusner accomplishes this task by selecting the central Jewish symbol of Torah and describing its role down through the ages. First Torah is defined--the dual Torah, oral and written--and related to Jewish identity. Then follows an account of the formation of the written Torah and the development of the Mishnah after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE. This leads into an account of Midrash and the composition of the Talmud. After a discussion of Torah as a symbol, chapters follow on Maimonides, the Zohar, Reform Judaism and Zionism. The book ends by pulling the threads together into a woven portrait of Judaism. Here, in concise and readable form, is the model volume for writing the history of Judaism (or of Judaisms) as well as the history of any particular religion.
Description : A short compilation of key moments in Jewish history. Discusses historical events and ethical changes and challenges that have occured during that past three thousand years.
Description : This book covers all the elements of Jewish history, from the times of thencient Middle East, Mesopotamia and Babylon, to the Jewish diaspora today.t opens with a consideration of the background to the Jewish faith, and itsmergence from the Ancient Middle East. It then considers the Pentateuch, itsrigins, status, and the various different sources. The book then moves on tohe themes of conquest and exile, through the Northern Kingdom, theabylonian conquest and the Maccabean Revolt. Chapter 5 considers Rabbinicudaism and the Academy at Javneb, while Chapter 6 examines the dispersion ofews, in the Roman Empire, under early Islamic rule, and in Christian Europe.hapter 7 studies the Jewish philosophical tradition, while Chapter 8utlines the origins of Jewish mysticism, including information on theabbalah and the Zohar. Chapter 9 is a study of Jewry in Eastern Europe,hile Chapter 10 addresses progressive Judaism and the Reform Movement.hapters 11 and 12 deal with Anti-Semitism, Zionism and the Holocaust; theook closes with a consideration of the challenges facing the Jewish
Description : "How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. This book charts the long journey of the Jews through history. At the same time, it points to two unlikely factors to explain the survival of the Jews: antisemitism and assimilation"--
Description : A civilization is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification imposed by a cultural elite, symbolic systems of communication (for example, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Judaism A Short History Items include highly probable exam items: Ziggurat, Metate, Danel, Paleolithic, Human genome, American Revolution, and more.