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Jews: The Essence and Character of a People

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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. ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 7th 1999 by HarperOne (first published May 19th 1998)
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Jews: The Essence and Character of a People
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Edward
Oct 27, 2008 Edward rated it really liked it
Good introduction to the history of Jews throughout the centuries, particularly the different strains of Judaism, much more varied that I realized.
Jenny Johnson
Dec 16, 2013 Jenny Johnson rated it it was ok
It was good for explaining the history of Jews, but after a while, I found it quite dry.
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