The Story of the Jews: A 4,000 Year Adventure

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Beginning with Abraham and Sarah, artist Stan Mack takes us on a rewarding pictorial journey across 4,000 years of Jewish history, through its ups and downs. From the biblical era to the twentieth century, we witness Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, the world's first "oy," the creation of the Talmud, the Crusades, the Holocaust, the birth of the Israeli state, the evolution of the stand-up comic, and much more. In addition, we meet the men and women who have shaped the Jewish experience, including ...
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Beginning with Abraham and Sarah, artist Stan Mack takes us on a rewarding pictorial journey across 4,000 years of Jewish history, through its ups and downs. From the biblical era to the twentieth century, we witness Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, the world's first "oy," the creation of the Talmud, the Crusades, the Holocaust, the birth of the Israeli state, the evolution of the stand-up comic, and much more. In addition, we meet the men and women who have shaped the Jewish experience, including Maimonides, Theodor Herzl, Irving Berlin, and Golda Meir.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375753367
  • Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/16/1999
  • Pages: 273
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

The recipient of awards from the American Booksellers Association and the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Stan Mack is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the former art director of The New York Times Magazine. He's created regular cartoon features for Adweek, Modern Maturity, Print, and Natural History, and Real Life Funnies for The Village Voice. He's authored and/or illustrated more than a dozen children's books and collaborates on young adult books with his partner, Janet Bode.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Invisible God (Abraham-Moses) 2000 bce-1200 bce 3
2 The Empire Builders (Joshua-Solomon) 1200 bce-925 bce 23
3 The Portable Torah (Prophets-Scribes) 925 bce-444 bce 37
4 The West, Ready or Not (Greeks-Romans) 332 bce-135 ce 53
5 Playing by the Rules (Talmud-Christians) 70 ce-500 ce 75
6 The Adaptable People (Islam-Feudalism) 500 ce-1000 ce 91
7 Convert of Else! (Crusades-Inquisition) 1000s-1500s 107
8 Caged (Ghetto-Shtetl) 1500s-1700s 131
9 Mystics and Messiahs (Kabbalah-Hasidism) 1600s-1700s 145
10 God, the Clock Maker (Enlightenment-Haskalah) 1700s-1800s 157
11 Travel Plans (Zion) 1800s-1900s 177
12 Cousins Once Removed (Palestine-America) 1900-1948 195
13 Cataclysm (The Holocaust) 1918-1946 225
14 Are we There Yet? (Israel-United States) 1945-Present 243
Index 267
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