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The People and the Books - 18 Classics of Jewish Literature (Paperback) Loot Price: R256
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The People and the Books - 18 Classics of Jewish Literature (Paperback): Adam Kirsch
The People and the Books - 18 Classics of Jewish Literature (Paperback): Adam Kirsch

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The People and the Books - 18 Classics of Jewish Literature (Paperback)

Adam Kirsch

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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 to nonspecialist readers. 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 manifestoes of Theodor Herzl. From the Jews of Roman Egypt 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.

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Imprint: W W Norton & Co Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2017
Authors: Adam Kirsch
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 407
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-35478-2
Barcode: 9780393354782
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > General
LSN: 0-393-35478-4

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