Jewish Mind

Jewish Mind

by Raphael Patai
     
 

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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

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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.

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)

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)

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