The Jews: A History

The Jews: A History
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  • ISBN-13: 9780131786875
  • ISBN: 0131786873
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: Pearson


John Efron, Matthias Lehmann, Joshua Holo, Steven Weitzman


Praise for The Jews This is a superb, wide-ranging, and well-written book. The task at hand is an exceptionally difficult one, given the wide varieties and geographic dispersion of Jews throughout the world. To pull together the various strands is a great challenge. With admirable skill, the authors have succeeded in doing soindeed, in producing perhaps the best single volume on the Jewish experience." David Myers, University of California, Los Angeles "The Jewsis a highly accessible, attractive, and lively account of the fortunes, failures, and accomplishments of the Jews from biblical times to the present. It is distinguished by the attention it gives to average Jews and to everyday life. Drawing upon the special expertise of the authors, it seeks, above all, to understand and to explain a complex history. Without going into excessive detail, it makes the reader aware of continuing controversies of interpretation and cites from sources that are of special interest." Michael A. Meyer, Hebrew Union College "The Jewsis well written, conceptually clear, lively, interesting, and informative. It strikes just the right balance between sketching out the major issues and providing enough detail so that students who have no background can fully understand the main point. The authors understand all the major issues in Jewish history and are capable of presenting those issues in a clear and engaging manner." Marsha Rozenblit, University of MarylandJohn Efron is the author of 'The Jews: A History', published 2008 under ISBN 9780131786875 and ISBN 0131786873.

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