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by Robert M. Seltzer

ISBN: 0024089508
ISBN13: 978-0024089502
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan; First Edition edition (1980)
Pages: 608
Subategory: Religion

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I was assigned 'Jewish People, Jewish Thought' as preliminary reading for a university course in Jewish Studies

I was assigned 'Jewish People, Jewish Thought' as preliminary reading for a university course in Jewish Studies. A hefty tome some 770 pages long (excluding extensive notes), it represents one historian's attempt to document the story of the Jews in its entirety, from ancient figures to political dilemmas of the present day, with sections detailing all major events and currents of philosophical and theological thought that have played their part in Jewish life. In terms of its basic mission, Seltzer's book is very successful.

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Items related to Jewish People, Jewish Thought : The Jewish Experience. Robert M. Seltzer Jewish People, Jewish Thought : The Jewish Experience in History. ISBN 13: 9780024089403. Jewish People, Jewish Thought : The Jewish Experience in History. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Robert M. Seltzer is an associate professor of history at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he teaches Jewish history and is coordinator of the interdisciplinary program in Jewish studies. He taught previously in the department of Religious Thought at the University of Pennsylvania.

Seltzer has produced a substantial, rewarding, and demanding book. But the reader must come to it prepared for intellectual effort. This is a book to be studied and not merely read.

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This classic survey of the main features of the Jewish historical landscape exposes students to the rich scholarly literature on Jewish history, theology, philosophy, mysticism, and social thought that has been produced in the last century and a half. It shows Judiasm as a creative response to ultimate issues of human concern by members of a group that has faced a unique concatenation of political, economic, and geographical circumstances.

Jewish People: Jewish Thought: The Jewish Experience in History, by Robert Seltzer (MacMillan, 1980). Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory, by Yosef Hayim Yerushalami (Schocken, 1989). Ancient & Medieval History. The Jews in Arab Lands, by Norman Stillman (Jewish Publication Society, 1979).

Seltzer, among which are modern Jewish life and identity, American Jewry and Jewish historiography.

The Invention of the Jewish People is a study of the historiography of the Jewish people by Shlomo Sand, Professor of History at Tel Aviv University. It has generated a heated controversy

The Invention of the Jewish People is a study of the historiography of the Jewish people by Shlomo Sand, Professor of History at Tel Aviv University. It has generated a heated controversy. The book was in the best-seller list in Israel for nineteen weeks. An English translation of the book was published by Verso Books in October 2009. The book has also been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French and Russian, and as of late 2009 further translations were underway

One volume work that discussed the historical and political history in the context of religion and culture. This book serves as a guide to the history of Judiasm considering the changing environment that has affected the Jewish people. A story of traditions and ideals as a result of belief in monotheism against the backdrop of geography, economics and political contexts.
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Barinirm
Dry encyclopedia of Jewish history.

Rolling Flipper
Great perspective.

Marilore
Extraordinarily researched history complete with photographs of antiquities as old as 5000 years. A masterful work that is very readeable.

Kelerana
An excellent, enjoyable, and informative book.

Yozshugore
I was assigned 'Jewish People, Jewish Thought' as preliminary reading for a university course in Jewish Studies. A hefty tome some 770 pages long (excluding extensive notes), it represents one historian's attempt to document the story of the Jews in its entirety, from ancient figures to political dilemmas of the present day, with sections detailing all major events and currents of philosophical and theological thought that have played their part in Jewish life.

In terms of its basic mission, Seltzer's book is very successful. It is an excellent resource, densely-packed with facts and explanations. The 'Jewish Thought' of the title is covered, thinker by thinker, in paragraph sketches that provide biographical information, concise explanations and links to predecessors and broad movements as context.

A good grounding in the emergence of the other Abrahamic religions is also provided, helping to give a clear picture of how Christianity and Islam have interacted with Judaism as they have developed in time. Seltzer's coverage of the Tanakh is particularly strong, with concise and eloquent summaries of the books and their contents.

In terms of reading experience, however, I must admit that I found it hard going. While Seltzer's style is fairly accessible and resists condescension, it is nonetheless rather dry, especially when dealing with 19th Century Jewish thought. Even with a lively interest in the book's subject matter, I struggled to maintain my focus as I read through from cover to cover.

In light of my experience, I'd suggest maybe using it primarily for reference purposes, though its layout is not particularly conducive to dipping in and out. Although this is ultimately a textbook, its style and presentation are decidedly old-fashioned. Each lengthy chapter is designed to be read straight through, without distractions often found in contemporary textbooks, such as 'fact boxes' or teaching aids.

Events are overwhelmingly presented in chronological order, running from ancient times to the present, a few centuries per chapter, though as the book progresses, separate sections are increasingly devoted to 'history' and 'thought'.

The reader is also buoyed along by a generous smattering of illustrations reproduced in the same black and white as the text. While these are clearly intended to complement the text, they do not directly illustrate it, and their presence breaks up the dizzying onslaught of information nicely, humanising philosophers by showing their faces.

As a book published at the end of the seventies, 'Jewish People, Jewish Thought' is in some ways beginning to show its age. The section on recent developments in history and thought could do with a little updating, and would benefit particularly from discussions of issues like the role of women in Judaism and current debates over conversion and Jewish status between different religious streams.

Having said that, given the historical scope of Seltzer's work, it is able to retain most of its direct relevance today, and, if you can get hold of a copy (some of the second-hand prices are eyewateringly high) it makes a very useful overview for the student or ambitious lay reader.

Malodor
In this excellent, readable and scholarly book we find the most comprehensive review of Jewish civilization, Jewish history and Jewish thinking. This unique book combines the study of Jewish history with profound analysis of Jewish thought. A must book for every student of Jewish history as well as for those seeking to learn more about the Jewish people through its history.

Marinara
This is an amazing treatise for those who need to understand biblical context or the some of the beliefs undergirding the Israel-Palestine conflict. There is not another book like it. Seltzer does an amazing job of telling this story in a clear and concise way.

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