[PDF / Epub] ❤ The People and the Books ✅ Adam Kirsch – Instaposter.us

The People and the Books 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 Gl Ckel 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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[PDF / Epub] ❤ The People and the Books  ✅ Adam Kirsch – Instaposter.us
  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • The People and the Books
  • Adam Kirsch
  • 02 October 2018
  • 0393241769

10 thoughts on “The People and the Books

  1. says:

    If you want to read examples of Jewish literature, DO NOT pick up this book This book is a literature review That s fine if you are into that, but I picked up this book from a library list that did not focus on that fact What I don t like 1 It assumes a level of familiarity with Biblical cannon, Jewish history, and geo political history of the Middle East So this is not a book for newer scholars 2 I only read through the fourth selection, but I noticed in those four that each subsequent r If you want to read examples of Jewish literature, DO NOT pick up this book This book is a literature review That s fine if you are into that, but I picked up this book from a library list that did not focus on that fact What I don t like 1 It assumes a level of familiarity with Biblical cannon, Jewish history, and geo political history of the Middle East So this is not a book for newer scholars 2 I only read through the fourth selection, but I noticed in those four that each subsequent reading referenced earlier ones This means you have to read the whole thing in orde...

  2. says:

    The Jewish people have often been described as the People of the Book, but as Kirsch highlights in this wonderful compendium of the greatest, most influential books in Jewish history, it isapt to describe Judaism as the people of the books Books were not just one element in Jewish culture, Kirsch notes, they were the core of that culture, the binding force that sustained a civilization Most often it is the canonical texts of Judaism the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud that are describe The Jewish people have often been described as the People of the Book, but as Kirsch highlights in this wonderful compendium of the greatest, most influential books in Jewish history, it isapt to describe Judaism as the people of the books Books were not just one element in Jewish culture, Kirsch notes, they were the core of that culture, the binding force that sustained a civilization Most often it is the canonical texts of Judaism the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud that are described as defining our modern understanding of the faith As Simon Schama has said, the Talmud was suitcase ready meaning that it s comprehensive set of laws and commentary could be carried along wherever this displaced people were forced to travel But it isthan just the two main texts of the faith that influenced the nature of Jewish life Over thousands of years an astonishingly broad and vibrant collection of commentaries, interpretations and stories he...

  3. says:

    As a totally secular but identified Jew, I wanted to read The People and the Books to mitigate my total lack of any religious education My feeling that I might be well served by doing so was rooted in my reading of Rabbi Joseph Telushkin s A Code of Jewish Ethics, a masterful volume that was a revelation to me Imagine my surprise to learn how closely my deepest beliefs about how one should try to lead one s life tracked what the rabbis were saying mi...

  4. says:

    Each chapter is well executed, with information on the author if known as well as historical context.That said, I feel like there areselections that could have been included to not include anything from about the Holocaust, or about the Jewish i...

  5. says:

    Honestly, this analysis of 18 classics of Jewish literature deserves five stars To me, though, it wasn t always as interesting as I would have liked Still, there is without a doubt something for everyone here, at least fo...

  6. says:

    Good selections, but the author s prejudices are too prominent.Kirsch mixes up facts with his own opinions The selections are pretty good and broad It has been said that if three Jews are in a room, four opinions on every subject will be there also In this book, Mr Kirsch present...

  7. says:

    Great readLove the book from start to finish Tremendous view about jewish philosophy and meaning throughout scriptures, books, thoughts From beginning to current days Is not scholarly Just a piece of beaut which makes a must to be read.

  8. says:

    Just summaries of other people s writing, but does a really nice job pulling key thoughts out of them.

  9. says:

    There s nothing WRONG with this book per se Three stars means that I liked it But I didn t love it It s a highly personal response which, in explaining, I don t want to sound haughty or elitist.The reason I didn t give thisstars is because I found much of Kirsch s analysis and research familiar I ve either studied or read most of the books Kirsch analyzes here and his take on them is mostly straightforward That s not to say that someone UNfamiliar with them wouldn t benefit GREATLY fr There s nothing WRONG with this book per se Three stars means that I liked it But I didn t love it It s a highly personal re...

  10. says:

    I liked the book I considered giving it 4 stars, but due to the fact that I have previously read so much regarding the 18 classics , in Kirsch s book, my rating is 3 stars For anyone not familiar with ...

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