Twenty - Twenty: Jewish Visionaries Through Two Thousand Years / Edition 1

Twenty - Twenty: Jewish Visionaries Through Two Thousand Years / Edition 1

by Morris B. Margolies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765760576

ISBN-13: 9780765760579

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

This book focuses on the lives and accomplishments of twenty Jews who left a crucial imprint upon Judaism as we know it today. The author, Rabbi Morris B. Margolies, believes that most readers are bewildered when a page of history is saturated with a wide array of names, events, and places, but when attention is directed at one central figure whose career reflected

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This book focuses on the lives and accomplishments of twenty Jews who left a crucial imprint upon Judaism as we know it today. The author, Rabbi Morris B. Margolies, believes that most readers are bewildered when a page of history is saturated with a wide array of names, events, and places, but when attention is directed at one central figure whose career reflected the zeitgeist of his time and also affected the course of subsequent Jewish history, the reader is more likely to be drawn into the drama that unfolds with each "Jew of his century." Twenty/Twenty: Jewish Visionaries through Two Thousand Years is an examination of the past two millennia of Jewish history through the lives and careers of twenty people who reflected the currents of Jewish experience in the century during which their work was accomplished. The author writes, "No understanding of Jews or Judaism is possible without a basic familiarity with the history of the Jews. Ignorance of this subject is profound among the Jews of America. It is my contention that if this situation persists into the next century, the American Jewish community is likely to disappear as a significant factor in Jewish survival."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765760579
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The First Century: Gamaliel of Yavneh1
The Second Century: Simon Bar Kokhba11
The Third Century: Abba Arikha23
The Fourth Century: Abbaye and Rava35
The Fifth Century: Rav Ashi49
The Sixth Century: Jose ben Jose63
The Seventh Century: Bustenai73
The Eighth Century: Anan ben David87
The Ninth Century: Eldad the Danite101
The Tenth Century: Hasdai ibn Shaprut111
The Eleventh Century: Gaon Hai123
The Twelfth Century: Maimonides133
The Thirteenth Century: Moses ben Nachman147
The Fourteenth Century: Moses de Leon159
The Fifteenth Century: Don Isaac Abravanel169
The Sixteenth Century: Don Joseph Nasi181
The Seventeenth Century: Sabbetai Zvi191
The Eighteenth Century: Israel Ba'al Shem Tov205
The Nineteenth Century: Samuel David Luzzatto215
The Twentieth Century: Theodor Herzl229
Selected Bibliography243
Index249

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