A Concise History of the Jewish People

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - 347 sider
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This book describes the most important events and people in Jewish history from Abraham to the present day, in a very concise, accessible way. These 'read-bites' include up-to-date essays discussing the impact of 9-11; the Iraq War, Muslim fundamentalism, and rise of European anti-Semitism on the Jewish people.
  

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Innhold

Abraham and the Patriarchs
1
Moses
4
The Ten Commandments and the Revelation at Sinai
7
The Hebrew Bible
10
Archaeology and the Bible
13
Saul and the Establishment of the Kingdom
17
King David
20
Solomon and the First Temple
24
The Jews of Venice and the First Ghetto
167
Kabbalists at Safed
170
Joseph Caro and the Shulhan Arukh
173
The Excommunication of Spinoza
175
Jews Arrive in the New World
178
The Chmielnicki Massacres
181
The Shabbetai Zevi Affair
184
The Development of Hasidism
187

The Divided Kingdom
27
Amos and Hosea
30
Isaiah and Hezekiah
33
The Fall of Jerusalem
37
Jeremiah
40
The Babylonian Exile and the Return
43
Ezra and Nehemiah
46
Second Temple Period 538 BCE70 CE
48
Hellenism
49
Judah Maccabee
52
The Hasmonean State
56
Herod the Great
59
The Pharisees and Sadducees and Hillel and Shammai
63
The Diaspora during the Roman Empire
67
Jesus
70
Peter Paul and Early Christianity
74
The Dead Sea Scrolls
78
The Jewish War 6670 CE
82
The Destruction of the Temple
86
The Fall of Masada
90
Rabbinic Period 70600 CE
91
Yohanan ben Zakkai and the Sanhedrin at Yavneh
92
Bar Kokhba
95
Rabbi Judah the Prince and the Redaction of the Mishnah
99
Constantine and Christianity
102
The Jews of Babylon
105
The Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds
108
Medieval Period 6001450
110
Mohammed
111
The Karaites
114
The Jews in the Muslim World before 1400
117
The Jews of Italy
120
The Jews of Spain
124
A 12thCentury Zionist Judah HaLevi
128
The Legacy of Maimonides
131
Nahmanides and the 1263 Disputation
134
The Bible of the Jewish Mystics The Zohar
137
The Jews of England Massacre and Expulsion
139
Rashi
142
The Inquisition and Expulsion from Spain
145
The Marranos
148
The Jews of Medieval Germany
152
Transition to Modern Times 14501750
154
Hebrew Printing
155
Martin Luther and the Jews
158
The Jews of Amsterdam
161
Issac Abrabanel
164
Early Modern Times 17501917
188
Moses Mendelssohn and the Jewish Enlightenment
189
Emancipation
193
Religious Response to Modern Challenges
196
The Pale of Settlement
200
The House of Rothschild
203
Sir Moses Montefiore and 19thCentury Jewish History
207
Early Zionist Voices
211
Modern Antisemitism
215
The Pogroms of 1881
218
The Beginnings of Aliyah
222
The Dreyfus Affair
226
Theodor Herzl The Jewish State and the First Zionist Congress
229
The Emergence of American Conservative Judaism
233
The Kishinev Pogroms
236
The Uganda Controversy
240
The Beilis BloodLibel Case
244
Eliezer BenYehuda and the Emergence of Modern Hebrew
248
Tel Aviv and Deganyah A New City and a New Type of Community
252
The Balfour Declaration
256
The Modern Era 1918 to Present
259
The British Mandate over Palestine The White Paper Regime
260
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
265
The Open Door Closes
269
Birobidzhan The Soviet Unions Jewish Autonomous Region
272
Mordecai Kaplan and Reconstructionist Judaism
276
Kristallnacht The Night of the Broken Glass
279
The Wannsee Conference Genocide Becomes State Policy
282
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
285
The Exodus 1947 and Illegal Aliyah
288
The UN Partition Resolution
291
The Birth of the State of Israel
294
Jerusalem and Israels War of Independence
297
Operation Magic Carpet and Operation Ezra and Nehemiah
301
German Restitution to Victims of Nazism
304
The Doctors Plot Prelude to Stalins Final Solution?
307
The Sinai Campaign
311
The Eichmann Trial
314
The SixDay War
317
The Yom Kippur War
320
Peace with Egypt
323
The Ordination of Female Rabbis
326
The Falashas Arrive in Israel
329
The Jewish People Enter the 21st Century
332
Selected Bibliography
337
Index
343
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\Naomi Pasachoff is a research associate at Williams College. Robert Littman is a professor of classics at the University of Hawai'i.

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