The Jerusalem Anthology: A Literary Guide

The Jerusalem Anthology: A Literary Guide

by Reuven Hammer
     
 

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Wonderful and fascinating things have been written about Jerusalem through the ages by non-Jews, for many of whom Jerusalem has a sacred status, but this book will be confined to writings by Jews as an expression of their experiences or their feelings about Jerusalem. Thus the book really deals with Jerusalem in Jewish consciousness. See more details below

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Wonderful and fascinating things have been written about Jerusalem through the ages by non-Jews, for many of whom Jerusalem has a sacred status, but this book will be confined to writings by Jews as an expression of their experiences or their feelings about Jerusalem. Thus the book really deals with Jerusalem in Jewish consciousness.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Edited by Hammer (Entering Jewish Prayer, Schocken, 1994), this massive anthology is being published to celebrate the 3000-year anniversary of the founding of the city of Jerusalem. It describes, from a Jewish perspective, the history and sociology of the city. Lavishly illustrated, the volume contains biblical quotations, rabbinic literature, travel writings, poems, songs, and fiction excerpts, the majority dating from the last 100 years. Especially powerful are sections on the Turkish and Mandatory periods and modern nonfiction. The living city amid a world of war is a theme present throughout. In the excerpts by S.Y. Agnon and Amos Oz, we are brought close to the modern dilemma and the eternal. This anthology shows and tells us how Jersualem has lived in the hearts of the Jewish people. Although expensive, it is worth adding to religion and travel collections.Gene Shaw, NYPL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827605510
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
10/04/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
547
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.33(d)

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Shoshana Cardin
[A] most exciting literary celebration...depicting both the rich and diverse history of Jerusalem and the eternal love affair the Jewish people have with this holy city.

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