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In this landmark work, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, vice president emeritus of the World Jewish Congress, and Aron Hirt-Manheimer, editor of Reform Judaism Magazine, answer the question: What makes a Jew a Jew? These prominent Jewish scholars search for the soul of the Jewish character-from the archetype of Abraham and Sarah to the ambivalence of Kafka, Freud, and Woody Allen. They delve beyond conventional discussions of Jewish identity and explore the very essence of Jewish existence. Highly regarded, Jews explains how and why great Jewish figures throughout history, who have been victimized by anti-Semitism, have succeeded to rise again and endure.

Synopsis:

This highly acclaimed work is a bold attempt to define the "essential Jewish character"--an unblinking yet optimistic look at a heroic, sometimes tragic people who have had a major influence on world history.

Synopsis:

In this landmark work, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, vice president emeritus of the World Jewish Congress, and Aron Hirt-Manheimer, editor of"

About the Author

Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, author of The Zionist Idea, Jewish Polemics, The Jews in America, Jews, and A Jew in America, is the Bronfman Visiting Professor of Humanities at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Religion at Dartmouth. A world-renowned Jewish scholar, he has served as president of the American Jewish Policy Foundation and the American Jewish Congress and as vice-president of the World Jewish Congress.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060638351
Subtitle:
The Essence and Character of a People
Preface:
Hirt-Manheimer, Aron
Preface:
Hirt-Manheimer, Aron
Author:
Hertzbe
Author:
Hertzberg, Arthur
Author:
Hirt-Manheimer, Aron
Author:
rg, Arthur
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Jews -- Intellectual life.
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Judaism -- Apologetic works.
Subject:
Antisemitism -- History.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19990407
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.99x5.32x.86 in. .55 lbs.

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