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WITH MORE THAN 100 BLACK-AND-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
 
Who are “the Jews”? Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their three-thousand-year-old history, are they one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships been to the cultures of their neighbors?
 
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Hardcover, 1232 pages
Published October 15th 2002 by Schocken (first published 2002)
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Karen Tannenbaum
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A chronicle of Jewish History which is succinct and well written. One of the best books on Jewish history written.
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Fasciating look at the complexities of Jewish life in different eras.
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Shalom Sabar’s chapter, “Childbirth and Magic: Jewish Folklore and Material Culture” has some really nice amulets and comparisons to Christian and Muslim amulets. Isaiah Gafni’s chapter, “Babylonian Rabbinic Culture,” is similar but with Babylonian incantation bowls and comparisons to Zoroastrianism and Babylonian culture.
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Cultures of the Jews (3 books)
  • Cultures of the Jews, Volume 1: Mediterranean Origins
  • Cultures of the Jews, Volume 2: Diversities of Diaspora
  • Cultures of the Jews, Volume 3: Modern Encounters