Jewish Mind

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A Landmark Exploration of Jewish History and Culture

First published in 1977, The Jewish Mind provides a penetrating insight into the complex collective reality of the Jewish people. Raphael Patai examines how six great historical encounters, spanning three millennia, between the Jews and other cultures led to both change and continuity in Jewish communities throughout the global diaspora.

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Overview

A Landmark Exploration of Jewish History and Culture

First published in 1977, The Jewish Mind provides a penetrating insight into the complex collective reality of the Jewish people. Raphael Patai examines how six great historical encounters, spanning three millennia, between the Jews and other cultures led to both change and continuity in Jewish communities throughout the global diaspora.

A Timeless Analysis by a Prominent Scholar

Patai, a noted cultural anthropologist and historian, drew on a lifetime of research and personal experience to explore the contemporary Jewish mind in its many manifestations, including an exploration of the notion of Jews as a race, an investigation into Jewish intelligence and talents, a discussion of Jewish self-hate, and a profile of Jewish personality and character.

An Insightful New Foreword by Ari L. Goldman

Bestselling author and journalist Ari L. Goldman places the book in the context of recent turbulent events, especially in the Middle East, and confirms Patai’s conclusion that Judaism remains of enormous value to humankind. Goldman calls the book “a brilliant and absorbing survey of everything poured into the Jewish mind over the millennia.” The Jewish Mind is a towering work of scholarship that remains relevant to anyone trying to understand Jewish culture and society around the world today.

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Examines the Jewish mind and personality through three millennia, looking at the ways six historical encounters between the Jews and other cultures have left their mark on Jewish consciousness. Explores Jewish intelligence and the phenomenology of special Jewish talents, factors affecting mental health, and Jewish values and the roots of Jewish self-hate. This new edition includes a postscript discussing changes in the world situation in the two decades since the first edition was published. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578262465
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
  • Publication date: 12/11/2007
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Raphael Patai was the author of more than 600 articles and thirty books, including The Arab Mind, The Hebrew Goddess, Hebrew Myths, and The Myth of the Jewish Race. He lived for more than fifteen years in Palestine before coming to the United States, where he taught at Princeton, Columbia, and other universities. A prolific cultural anthropologist, historian, folklorist, and biblical author, Dr. Patai died in 1996.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Some Introductory Questions and Answers 3
2 Who Is a Jew? 15
3 Ethnohistory and Inner History 28
4 Israel and Canaan 42
5 Jews and Hellenes 57
6 Hebrew Arabesque 96
7 The Renaissance Jew 152
8 Jewish Dionysians: The Hasidim 180
9 Enlightenment: Triumph and Tragedy 222
10 The Trend of Millennia 275
11 Jewish Intelligence 287
12 Giftedness and Genius 315
13 Special Talents 343
14 Personality and Character 372
15 Health: Physical and Mental 408
16 Three Problem Areas: Alcoholism, Overeating, and Drug Addiction 433
17 Jewish Self-Hate 456
18 The World of Values 481
19 Conclusion 534
Postscript 1996 541
Notes 553
Index 603
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