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My People: The Story of the Jews

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Hardcover, 550 pages
Published September 12th 1984 by Random House (first published 1968)
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DeepThinker
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
To my knowledge, there is no other:

* historically-comprehensive (from ancient Biblical times),
* fully-faceted,
* fairly-balanced (e.g. discusses both the good and bad guys in ww2 which no other source I know of has),
* meaning-saturated,
* fact-filled,
* eloquently-written (Wintson Churchill agreed of this man's writings),
* and vision-driven...

story of the Jews.

This is required reading for my kids, and should be a staple in high schools / colleges.

The life of the Jews has been, and may unfortu
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Carol
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this book to be a fascinating book about the history of the Jewish people written by an intellectual and articulate Jewish man. As a person not of that tradition who is watching the current antics of mankind as a whole, I am tainted by the overall behavior of all of us. We start as children denying that the scuffle was started by me or in any way my fault. As adults, we seemingly behave in that same manner with a belief that I am right and you are wrong with an added touch of I want what ...more
Ron Tenney
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was written in 1968. It was given to me by my friend, Howard 40 years later, in 2008. And I finally sat down to read it in 2016. It was a worthwhile read. Though dated (so much history has transpired since 1968) I enjoyed reading something that ambitiously sets out to chronicle an entire "people" from the beginning of history through 1968.
The general arch of the narrative is just what one would expect. The Jews have always viewed themselves as the Children of Promise, the Covenant Hou
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Les
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a fantastic book. it gives you a very good description of the history of the jewish people. The pictures in it are black and white. You will read about the beginning of the Jewish people all the way to the Founding of the State of Israel. I
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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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