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The meaning of Jewish history.

Jacob B. Agus

The meaning of Jewish history.

by Jacob B. Agus

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Published by Abelard-Schuman in London .
Written in English


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SeriesRam"s horn books
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Open LibraryOL21085761M

  In a recent issue of the Jewish Review of Books, Adam Kirsch gave an incisive review of David Stern’s new book on the material history of the Jewish Bible, the story of the Jewish scripture in its many forms, from Torah scroll to digital text. I sat down with Professor Stern to ask a few more questions about the strange and fascinating biography of Judaism’s most sacred book and the. Much of the exhilaration this book offers seems to arise from the need of a brilliant and sympathetic Christian scholar to communicate his discovery of Jewish history. A History of the Jews.

One of the Offenbach books ended up at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York. Printed in St. Petersburg in , it is a cultural, social, and political history of the Jewish people. Internet Jewish History Sourcebook. Editor: Paul Halsall This page is a subset of texts derived from the three major online Sourcebooks listed below, along with added texts and web site indicators. For more contextual information, for instance about Western imperialism, the Islamic world, or the history of a given period, check out these web sites.

The Hebrew Bible, which is also called the Tanakh (/ t ɑː ˈ n ɑː x /; תָּנָ״ךְ, pronounced or the ; also Tenakh, Tenak, Tanach), or sometimes the Mikra, is the canonical collection of Hebrew scriptures, including the texts are almost exclusively in Biblical Hebrew, with a few passages in Biblical Aramaic instead (in the books of Daniel and Ezra, the verse Jeremiah 10 Language: Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic.   Jewish history has survived, thanks to its people’s intense literacy. “From the beginning of the culture’s own self-consciousness, to be Jewish was to be Bookish,” Mr. Schama writes.


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