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Jewish Mind
     

Jewish Mind

by Raphael Patai, Ari L. Goldman (Foreword by)
 

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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

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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, as 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 enormous value to humankind. Goldman calls the book "a brilliant and absorbing survery 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.

About the Author:
Raphael Patai taught at Princeton, Columbia, and other universities

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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)

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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