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Story of the Jews By Prof. David Goldberg

Story of the Jews
by Prof. David Goldberg

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Tracing its origins back to the Biblical patriarch Abraham approximately 3,500 years ago, redeemed from Egyptian slavery by Moses and bound to the One God at Mt Sinai around 1250 BC, the religion of the Jews - Judaism - gave birth to two other monotheistic faiths of Christianity and Islam. This book tells their story from ancient times onwards.
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Story of the Jews by Prof. David Goldberg

There are around 14 million Jews in the world today, less than 0.2 per cent of the global population, yet this remarkable people has always provoked a curiosity, stimulated an admiration, goaded an antipathy and exerted an influence out of all proportion to its numbers. Tracing its origins back to the Biblical patriarch Abraham approximately 3,500 years ago, redeemed from Egyptian slavery by Moses and bound to the One God at Mt Sinai around 1250 BC, the religion of the Jews - Judaism - gave birth to the two other monotheistic faiths of Christianity and Islam. Exiled from their ancestral homeland for two-thirds of their history and dispersed East and West, the Jews contributed significantly to every country that allowed them in. Resilient and adaptable, they flourished in every branch of trade, commerce, banking, medicine, the arts, the sciences and academic life opened to them. They survived centuries of prejudice and oppression, culminating in the Nazi holocaust in which six million perished. The re-built State of Israel, created in 1948 and where nearly half of world Jewry now lives, is constantly in the news, less for its cutting-edge achievements in medicine, science and technology than for its hostile relationship with its Palestinian neighbours and the wider Arab world. Once again, the focus of world attention is on the Jews. This is their story from ancient times to the present day.

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About Prof. David Goldberg


David J. Goldberg OBE is Rabbi Emeritus of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London, and is well known for his interfaith dialogue and involvement in Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives. He frequently appears in the media as a commentator on Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs, and is the author of a number of acclaimed books on Jews and Zionism, including The Jewish People (Viking, 1989).

Table of Contents


Pre-History to 70 AD; 70 AD to 1492; 1492 to 1799; 1800 to the Present Day.

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GOR008267172
Story of the Jews by Prof. David Goldberg
Prof. David Goldberg
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Welbeck Publishing Group
2014-02-13
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0233003940
9780233003948
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