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Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

ISBN-10: 1405196378

ISBN-13: 9781405196376

Edition: 2012

Authors: Alan T. Levenson

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List price: $199.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/21/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 722
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ancient Israel
What Is the Hebrew Bible?
How "Historical" Is Ancient Israel?
Priests and Levites in the Hebrew Bible
How Unique Was Israelite Prophecy?
Judaism after the Exile: The Later Books of the Bible
Translation: The Biblical Legacy to Judaism
From Ancient Israel to Rabbinic Jewry
Jews in the Land During the Second Temple Period
Jews in Egypt: The Special Case of the Septuagint
Early Christianity in a Jewish Context
The Babylonian Consolidation of Rabbinic Judaism
The Medieval World: Jews in Two Cultures
Jews in Christian Europe: Ashkenaz in the Middle Ages
The Jews in the Medieval Arabic-Speaking World
Turning Point: The Spanish Expulsion
Medieval Jewish Mysticism
The Early Modern Period (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries)
Judaism and Science in the Age of Discovery
A History of Hasidism: Origins and Developments
Jews and Judaism in the Early Modern New World: Central and North America
The Jews of the Ottoman Empire
The Modern Period
How Jews Modernized: The Western Nations
The Zionist Movement and the Path to Statehood
The Jews in the Land of the Russian Tsars
The Great Migration: 1881-1924
Polish Jewry between the World Wars
Organized Movements of American Judaism: From 1880 to World War II
Paths of Modernity: Jewish Women in Central Europe
Antisemitism and Anti-Jewish Hostility
Jews and Judaism since the Holocaust and the Birth of Israel
The Existential Crisis of the Holocaust
American Jews and the Jewish State
Judaism(s) in Contemporary America
Traditional Judaism in the Twenty-First Century
Contemporary American Jewish Culture
Israeli Culture from 1948 to the Present
The Israeli Economy
Ethnic Diversity in Israel
Special Topics
The World of Jewish Music
American Jewry's Identification with Israel: Problems and Prospects
The Jewish Holy Days
Index