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The ancient Israelitesand#160;believed things that the writers of the Bible wanted them to forget: myths and legends from a pre-biblical world that the new monotheist order needed to bury, hide, or reinterpret.
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Ancient Israel was rich in such literary traditions before the Bible reached the final form that we have today. These traditions were not lost but continued, passed down through the ages. Many managed to reach us in post-biblical sources: rabbinic literature, Jewish Hellenistic writings, the writings of the Dead Sea sect, the Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and other ancient translations of the Bible, and even outside the ancient Jewish world in Christian and Islamic texts. The Bible itself sometimes alludes to these traditions, often in surprising contexts.
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Written in clear and accessible language, this volume presents thirty such traditions. It voyages behind the veil of the written Bible to reconstruct what was told and retold among the ancient Israelites, even if it is and#8220;not what the Bible tells us.and#8221;

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About the Author

Hannah Arendt was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1906, fled to Paris in 1933, and came to the United States after the outbreak of World War II. She was the editorial director of Schocken Books from 1946 to 1948, and taught at Berkeley, Cornell, Princeton, the University of Chicago, and The New School for Social Research. Arendt died in 1975.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Jewish Life: 1906-1975 by Jerome Kohn

A Note on the Text

Publication History

Introduction: The Jew as Pariah: The Case of Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) by Ron H. Feldman

I

THE 1930s

—The Enlightenment and the Jewish Question

—Against Private Circles

—Original Assimilation: An Epilogue to the One Hundredth Anniversary of Rahel Varnhagens Death

—The Professional Reclassification of Youth

—A Guide for Youth: Martin Buber

—Some Young People Are Going Home

—The Gustloff Trial

—The Jewish Question

—Antisemitism

II

THE 1940s

—The Minority Question

—The Jewish War That Isnt Happening: Articles from Aufbau, October 1941-November 1942

—Between Silence and Speechlessness: Articles from Aufbau, February 1943-March 1944

—The Political Organization of the Jewish People: Articles from Aufbau, April 1944-April 1945

—Jewish Politics

—Why the Crémieux Decree Was Abrogated

—New Leaders Arise in Europe

—A Way toward the Reconciliation of Peoples

—We Refugees

—The Jew as Pariah: A Hidden Tradition

—Creating a Cultural Atmosphere

—Jewish History, Revised

—The Moral of History

—Stefan Zweig: Jews in the World of Yesterday

—The Crisis of Zionism

—Herzl and Lazare

—Zionism Reconsidered

—The Jewish State: Fifty Years After, Where Have Herzls Politics Led?

—To Save the Jewish Homeland

—The Assets of Personality: A Review of Chaim Weizmann: Statesman, Scientist, Builder of the Jewish Commonwealth

—Single Track to Zion: A Review of Trial and Error: The Autobiography of Chaim Weizmann

—The Failure of Reason: The Mission of Bernadotte

—About “Collaboration”

—New Palestine Party: Visit of Menachem Begin and Aims of Political Movement Discussed

III

THE 1950s

—Peace or Armistice in the Near East?

—Magnes, the Conscience of the Jewish People

—The History of the Great Crime: A Review of Bréviaire de la haine: Le IIIe Reich et les juifs [Breviary of Hate: The Third Reich and the Jews] by Léon Poliakov

IV

THE 1960s

—The Eichmann Controversy: A Letter to Gershom Scholem

—Answers to Questions Submitted by Samuel Grafton

—The Eichmann Case and the Germans: A Conversation with Thilo Koch

—The Destruction of Six Million: A Jewish World Symposium

—“The Formidable Dr. Robinson”: A Reply by Hannah Arendt

Afterword: “Big Hannah”—My Aunt by Edna Brocke

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805211948
Author:
Arendt, Hannah
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Editor:
Kohn, Jerome
Editor:
Feldman, Ron H.
Author:
Zakovitch, Valerie
Author:
Zakovitch, Yair
Author:
Shinan, Avigdor
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
History
Subject:
Zionism
Subject:
Antisemitism
Subject:
Judaism - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 tables, 1 glossary
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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