Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
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Heritage: Civilization and the Jews

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A great bestseller in its hardcover edition, this magnificently illustrated, superbly written history is the companion volume to the award-winning PBS-TV series Heritage, narrated by Abba Eban and viewed by some 50 million Americans.
Hardcover, 354 pages
Published August 15th 1984 by Summit Books (first published July 1984)
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Zvi Jonathan
An impeccably created digest on the four thousand remarkable people called the Jews, that have now returned to their ancient homeland, and a companion volume to the excellent documentary series of the same name, narrated by the illustrious Abba Eban.
The book is gorgeously illustrated with photographs, colourful informative maps and exquisite works of art. It is divided into twelve chapters, and provides the background history of the wolrd in which the Jewish people found itself, the experiences...more
Joann
The companion volume to the PBS series, Heritage is a fascinating and accessible history of the Jewish people and culture that asks how "so small a people -- there are only 14 million Jews in the world today -- could have had such a profound impact on all aspects of civilization -- religion, philosophy, law, drama, science, art, political systems, ethics -- and yet manage to preserve its own identity in dispersion and exile without a territorial base or political institution..."

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was an Israeli diplomat and politician, and a scholar of the Arabic and Hebrew languages.

In his career he was Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Education Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations. He was also Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly and President of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
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