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  • Author:
    Robert M. Seltzer
  • ISBN:
    0024089400
  • ISBN13:
    978-0024089403
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    Pearson; 1 edition (1980)
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    896 pages
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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.

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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.

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.

Brafmann authored the books :The Local and Universal Jewish Brotherhoods (1868) and The Book of the Kahal (1869), claiming that . Seltzer, Robert M. (1980) Jewish People, Jewish Thought: The Jewish Experience in History.

Brafmann authored the books :The Local and Universal Jewish Brotherhoods (1868) and The Book of the Kahal (1869), claiming that the kahal was an international network under the control of the Alliance Israélite Universelle, its aim being to undermine Christian entrepreneurs, taking over their property and ultimately seizing power. This theory was taken up by anti-Jewish publications in Russia and by some Russian officials, such as P. A. Cherevin and Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev, who in the 1880s urged governor-generals of provinces to seek out a supposed "universal Jewish kahal.

ROBERT M. SELTZER is Professor of History at Hunter College, Chair of the Hunter Jewish Social Studies Program, and the author of Jewish People, Jewish Thought

ROBERT M. SELTZER is Professor of History at Hunter College, Chair of the Hunter Jewish Social Studies Program, and the author of Jewish People, Jewish Thought. NORMAN J. COHEN is Dean of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, and Professor of Midrash. Библиографические данные. The Americanization of the Jews. Robert Seltzer, Norman S. Cohen.

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

For courses in Jewish Thought and Culture and Introduction to Jewish Americans. 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. “Standing both within and without the mainstream of Western culture, Judaism offers remarkable insights into the genesis and elaboration of powerful religious ideas and into the determined survival of a small, vulnerable people repeatedly forced to confront and adjust to conditions beyond its immediate control.”

Benn
Dry encyclopedia of Jewish history.
AfinaS
Great perspective.
Wenyost
Extraordinarily researched history complete with photographs of antiquities as old as 5000 years. A masterful work that is very readeable.
Blackbeard
An excellent, enjoyable, and informative book.
Faehn
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.
Ballagar
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.
Agalas
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.