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Sunday, February 05, 2006

The History of the Jews...

Anyone know a good one?

13 Comments:

  • You and I... we are living history of the Jews.

    By Blogger Littleredridinghoodie, at 5:28 PM, February 05, 2006  

  • The Bible?
    Paul Johnson..
    Martin Gilbert..

    By Blogger David_on_the_Lake, at 8:09 PM, February 05, 2006  

  • I don't understand.

    By Blogger Holeches Levadi, at 8:16 PM, February 05, 2006  

  • The Torah, Navi and Kesuvim!
    And if that doesn't satisfy you, try wikipedia, there's no end in sight once you start there!

    By Blogger Pragmatician, at 8:21 AM, February 06, 2006  

  • LRH- Yes, we are but I would like to know how we managed it.

    David-
    Paul Johnson [pulls face] he have far to much of an agenda for my comfort, take a look at his section on the second temple period.
    I'll try Martin Gilbert.

    HL- Sometimes things are as simple as they seem.

    Prag- Thanks, but that only gets me up to galut bavel. I'll look at Wikipedia.

    Perhaps I should have been more specific. I'm looking for a huge thick tome which discusses the various movements and relocations of the Jewish people for the past 2000 years as well as local responses to their presence etc.

    thanks for the suggestions all

    By Blogger Masmida, at 8:32 AM, February 06, 2006  

  • there are several such histories.

    "the story of the jewish people" published by behman written by gilbert and libby klaperman

    also you have "our people" published in who knows how many volumes by kehos.

    i've not read either in their entirety but your best bet is to find a couple (or three) such series and read them all, that should give you a fairly good picture of how things where.

    By Blogger Halfnutcase, at 3:33 PM, February 06, 2006  

  • Solom Grayzel wrote a comprehensive book of Jewish History. It tends to be a liitle too negative, but it is pretty accurate and is used as a textbook in many Jewish High Schools.(It's also inexpensive, because it's in paperback.) Other than that, I'd tell you to get different books for different phases of our history, because most scholars tend to pick a specific era. "Wanderings" by Chaim Potok is very readable, but some don't consider him a "serious" historian. It's probably in your local public or university library.

    By Blogger tuesdaywishes, at 4:17 PM, February 06, 2006  

  • Is this for a term paper or something like that?

    By Blogger FrumGirl, at 5:11 PM, February 06, 2006  

  • Orgasm. lol

    By Blogger Littleredridinghoodie, at 5:32 PM, February 06, 2006  

  • Ditto for what they said about Chaim Potok, but you could try Berel Wein's 3-volume series. I think it's called something like ... oh, just looked it up, they each have a different name:

    Echoes of Glory: The Story of the Jews in the Classical Era by Berel Wein (Hardcover - Nov 1995)

    Herald of Destiny:: The Story of the Jews 750-1650 by Berel Wein (Hardcover - Sep 1993)

    Triumph of Survival: The Story of the Jews in the Modern Era 1650-1990 by Berel Wein (Hardcover - Oct 1990)

    Good luck

    By Blogger SS, at 8:04 AM, February 07, 2006  

  • Im with little red riding hoodie. We ARE the history of the jews. Every day writes a new history.

    By Blogger Eshet Chayil, at 10:54 AM, February 07, 2006  

  • "Miraculous Journey" by Rabbi Eisen (Targum Press).

    I think I've read or at least perused all the history books mentioned above. Rabbi Eisen's is not perfect, but short, to the point, provides good info and faithful to Torah. 712 pages.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:19 PM, February 07, 2006  

  • Aside from Tanach etc a few books that I've used over the years that are good historical references:

    'A History of the Jewish People' - H. H. Ben-Sasson (editor)

    '2000 Years of Jewish History' - Rabbi Chaim Schloss

    'History of the Jewish People' - Margolis and Marx

    By Blogger ~ Sarah ~, at 10:37 PM, February 08, 2006  

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