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The Resource The people and the books : 18 classics of Jewish literature, Adam Kirsch

The people and the books : 18 classics of Jewish literature, Adam Kirsch

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The people and the books : 18 classics of Jewish literature
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The people and the books
Title remainder
18 classics of Jewish literature
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Adam Kirsch
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Eighteen classics of Jewish literature
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Language
eng
Summary
"An essential exploration of a rich literary tradition from the Bible to modern times, by a "rare literary authority" (New York Times Book Review). Jews have long embraced their identity as "the people of the book." But outside of the Bible, much of the Jewish literary tradition remains little known. The People and the Books shows how central questions and themes of our history and culture are reflected in the Jewish literary canon: the nature of God, the right way to understand the Bible, the relationship of the Jews to their Promised Land, and the challenges of living as a minority in Diaspora. Adam Kirsch explores eighteen classic texts including the biblical books of Deuteronomy and Esther, the philosophy of Maimonides, the autobiography of the medieval businesswoman Gluckel of Hameln, and the Zionist manifestos of Theodor Herzl. From the Jews of ancient Rome to the mystical devotees of Hasidism in Eastern Europe, The People and the Books brings the treasures of Jewish literature to life and offers new ways to think about their enduring power and influence"--
Summary
An anthology of Jewish literary classics stands as an essential exploration of a rich literary tradition spanning biblical through modern times and includes such entries as the books of Deuteronomy and Esther, the philosophy of Maimonides, the autobiography of Gluckel of Hameln and the Zionist manifestos of Theodor Herzl
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New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10549557
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1976-
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Kirsch, Adam
Dewey number
809/.88924
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Jewish literature
  • Jewish literature
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adult
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18 classics of Jewish literature
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The people and the books : 18 classics of Jewish literature, Adam Kirsch
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Preface: The people and the books: A timeline -- The blessing and the curse: The Book of Deuteronomy -- In the kingdom of chance: The Book of Esther -- Reading against the grain: The exposition of the laws by Philo of Alexandria -- Choosing life: The Jewish War by Flavius Josephus -- Building fences: Pirkei Avot -- The scandal of chosenness: The itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela and the Kuzari by Yehuda Halevi -- Thinking toward God: The Guide of the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides -- The secret life of God: The Zohar -- Daughters of Zion: The Tsenerene and the memoirs of Glückel of Hameln -- Heresy and freedom: Theological-political treatise by Baruch Spinoza -- Between two worlds: The autobiography of Solomon Maimon and Jerusalem by Moses Mendelssohn -- Brokenness and redemption: The tales of Nachman of Bratslav -- If you will it: The Jewish State and old new land by Theodor Herzl -- On the brink: Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem
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ocn937452494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 407 pages
Isbn
9780393241761
Lccn
2016024818
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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map
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(OCoLC)937452494
Label
The people and the books : 18 classics of Jewish literature, Adam Kirsch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The people and the books: A timeline -- The blessing and the curse: The Book of Deuteronomy -- In the kingdom of chance: The Book of Esther -- Reading against the grain: The exposition of the laws by Philo of Alexandria -- Choosing life: The Jewish War by Flavius Josephus -- Building fences: Pirkei Avot -- The scandal of chosenness: The itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela and the Kuzari by Yehuda Halevi -- Thinking toward God: The Guide of the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides -- The secret life of God: The Zohar -- Daughters of Zion: The Tsenerene and the memoirs of Glückel of Hameln -- Heresy and freedom: Theological-political treatise by Baruch Spinoza -- Between two worlds: The autobiography of Solomon Maimon and Jerusalem by Moses Mendelssohn -- Brokenness and redemption: The tales of Nachman of Bratslav -- If you will it: The Jewish State and old new land by Theodor Herzl -- On the brink: Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem
Control code
ocn937452494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 407 pages
Isbn
9780393241761
Lccn
2016024818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)937452494

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