Stephen M. Wylen

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Stephen M. Wylen



Average rating: 3.97 · 235 ratings · 25 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
Settings of Silver: An Intr...

4.05 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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The Jews in the Time of Jes...

3.82 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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The Seventy Faces of Torah:...

3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2005
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The Book of the Jewish Year

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1995
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Gossip: The Power of the Word

4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1993
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“On the points of one triangle we place God, Torah, and Israel. On the points of the other triangle we place the deeds of Creation, Revelation, and Redemption. God creates the world, and God places the people Israel in this world to fulfill the purpose of God’s Creation. God reveals the Torah, the word of God, to the people so that they will know what to do in God’s service. This is Revelation. By observing the Torah, the people Israel bring Redemption to the world. When Israel succeeds in this mission the star will be complete.”
Stephen M. Wylen, Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism

“Modern people often think of the Middle Ages as a time of great oppression and suffering for Jews. This view needs to be modified. It is true that the Jews often owed heavy dues to their rulers and were treated as a class rather than as individuals, but this is true of all people in feudal society. When Jews were oppressed in one place, they were able to move to another. Wherever Jews settled, they went by invitation, and at least initially they were welcomed. It was only as the feudal system began to fall apart and a class of Christians arose that wished to compete economically against the Jews that the Jews began to suffer as a group.”
Stephen M. Wylen, Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism



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