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These books, The Story of the Jews by David J. Goldberg, come in a Hardcover Case wrapped in plastic. Makes a great gift!!!
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Venturing into a field characterized more by the voluminous tomes written over the last couple of centuries, David J. Goldberg offers a coffee table worthy bird’s-eye view of Jewish history. As rabbi emeritus of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, Goldberg is perhaps better known for his interfaith work and advocacy on Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives than for his views toward history. He is the first to admit that, telling readers right off the bat that he is “not a professional historian.”
But on a certain level, Goldberg doesn’t need to be, especially when his work — which spans the entire Jewish experience, from biblical times into the modern era — is as visually appealing as it is engaging.
It even includes reproductions of 15 rare documents, from pages of the oldest illustrated Bible to a copy of David Ben-Gurion’s 1948 speech declaring Israeli independence.
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 sl_very 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 N_zi holoca_st 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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