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Title The Cambridge guide to Jewish history, religion, and culture / edited by Judith R. Baskin, Kenneth Seeskin.
Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010.

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 Purdy-Kresge Library  BM 155.3 .C36 2010    CHECKED IN
Description xv, 539 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture is a comprehensive and engaging overview of Jewish life, from its origins in the ancient Near East to its impact on contemporary popular culture. The twenty-one essays, arranged historically and thematically, and written specially for this volume by leading scholars, examine the development of Judaism and the evolution of Jewish history and culture over many centuries and in a range of locales. They emphasize the ongoing diversity and creativity of the Jewish experience. Unlike previous anthologies, which concentrate on elite groups and expressions of a male-oriented rabbinic culture, this volume also includes the range of experiences of ordinary people and looks at the lives and achievements of women in every place and era. The many illustrations, maps, timeline, and glossary of important terms enhance this book's accessibility to students and general readers"--Provided by publisher.
Contents The Hebrew Bible and the early history of Israel / Marc Zvi Brettler -- The Second Temple Period / Alan F. Segal -- The rabbinic movement / Hayim Lapin -- The Jewish experience in the Muslim world / Norman A. Stillman -- Jewish life in Western Christendom / Robert Chazan -- Jews and Judaism in early modern Europe / Adam Shear -- European Jewry: 1800-1933 / Marsha L. Rozenblit -- Jews and Judaism in the United States / Pamela S. Nadell -- The Shoah and its legacies / Peter Hayes -- The founding of modern Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict / Bernard Reich -- Judaism as a religious system / Harvey E. Goldberg -- The centrality of Talmud / Michael S. Berger -- Jewish worship and liturgy / Ruth Langer -- Jewish private life: gender, marriage, and the lives of women / Judith R. Baskin -- Jewish philosophy / Kenneth Seeskin -- Jewish mysticism / Hava Tirosh-Samuelson -- Modern Jewish thought / Leora Batnitzky -- Contemporary forms of Judaism / Dana Evan Kaplan -- Jewish popular culture / Jeffrey Shandler -- Aspects of Israeli society / Judith R Baskin -- The futures of world Jewish communities / Calvin Goldscheider.
Subject Judaism -- History.
Jews -- History.
Added Author Baskin, Judith Reesa, 1950-
Seeskin, Kenneth, 1947-
Standard No. 606216038 620114972
ISBN 9780521869607 (hardback)
0521869609 (hardback)
OCLC # 436311159
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