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DK Eyewitness Books: Judaism

DK Eyewitness Books: Judaism

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Discover the history, faith, and culture that have shaped the modern Jewish world. With over 50 million copies sold in 88 countries and in 36 languages, Eyewitness Books are truly the ultimate visual information encyclopedias for the 21st Century. Carrying on the tradition of integrating words and pictures, these three new titles in the Eyewitness series are timely

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Discover the history, faith, and culture that have shaped the modern Jewish world. With over 50 million copies sold in 88 countries and in 36 languages, Eyewitness Books are truly the ultimate visual information encyclopedias for the 21st Century. Carrying on the tradition of integrating words and pictures, these three new titles in the Eyewitness series are timely editions to any library.

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Children's Literature
This book works for the same reason that every book in the "Eyewitness" series does: it's crammed with information that's given in small blocks, with numerous illustrations to back up the facts. The history of "one of the oldest world religions" is packed with intriguing tidbits of information, such as the fact that Jews had to pay special taxes during the Middle Ages, or that pogroms against the Jews in Russia were commonplace. Since kids are obsessed with fairness, these pieces of history will help them understand the campaign of persecution that has followed the Jews for thousands of years. The section devoted to the Holocaust wisely includes a photo of children peering through the barbed wire of a concentration-camp fence, an image that drives home the message of Hitler's Final Solution. But the book isn't only about sorrow. The beauty and power of Judaism is beautifully portrayed, and beautifully illustrated with works of art and photographs of religious objects and synagogues. It's an excellent reference work, but it reads as well as a storybook. 2003, DK Publishing Inc, Ages 8 up.
— Donna Freedman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789492401
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/31/2003
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
260,054
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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