The Jewish World

The Jewish World : Revelation, Prophecy and History

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The Jews are one of the great enigmas of history. What makes them unique? What has given them their resilience, their power of survival and their ability to adapt to radically new conditions without losing their identity? What combination of religious faith, social organization, intellectual toughness and poetic imagination constitutes Jewishness? Eighteen eminent scholars address these questions in this illustrated survey of Jewish history from its earliest days to the appearance of Zionism and the foundation of Israel. Equal weight is given to Judaica and to the ways in which Judaism has coped with the challenges of modernity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 220.7 x 301.5 x 28.4mm | 1,424.29g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 301 Illustrations, black and white; 135 Illustrations, color
  • 0500283958
  • 9780500283950
  • 2,272,750

Table of contents

Introduction 1. A People and A Book 2. The Making of Jewry 3. Diaspora: Jews Under Christianity and Islam 4. The Inner World 5. Tradition and Change 6. The Modern World: Constraint and Options
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'Packed with enlightening information... excellent' - The Jewish Chronicle 'The best 'taste of the Jewish world' in one volume yet produced' - Rabbi Julia Neuberger 'No praise can be too high... a treasure' - New Society 'The finest work of its kind I have ever encountered' - Literary Review 'Superbly produced... magnificent illustrations and prints... the captions are clear and informative... this is a volume to which one wants to return again and again' - The Jewish Journal of Sociology 'Comprehensive, authoritative and beautiful' - Journal of Jewish Studies
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