A Letter in the Scroll: Understanding Our Jewish Identity and Exploring the Legacy of the World's Oldest Religion

A Letter in the Scroll: Understanding Our Jewish Identity and Exploring the Legacy of the World's Oldest Religion

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A Letter in the Scroll: Understanding Our Jewish Identity and Exploring the Legacy of the World's Oldest Religion by Jonathan Sacks, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Jews have long defined themselves in light of the bad things that have happened to them. The Jewish people have survived catastrophe after catastrophe and remained a thriving and vibrant community. How, in the face of such adversity, has Judaism remained and flourished, making a mark on human history out of all proportion to its numbers?

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ISBN-13: 9780743201087
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 11/09/2000
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.97(d)

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has been the Chief Rabbi of Britain and the Commonwealth since 1991. Educated at Cambridge and Oxford, he has held professorial chairs and congregational pulpits in England, Israel, and the United States. The author of eleven previous books, including Arguments for the Sake of Heaven and The Politics of Hope, he lives in London, England.

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A Letter in the Scroll: Understanding Our Jewish Identity and Exploring the Legacy of the World's Oldest Religion 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely, well written book. Very meaningful and one  i will read again.  The only issue I had with the book is that the author says "...most liberal democracies today are self-consciously pluralist, multiethnic and religiously diverse.  That does not mean anti-semitism no longer exists: it does. But neither now nor in the forseeable future can it hold center stage in the political arena. The days when die Judenfrage, "the Jewish Question", ....are gone."  Well, I had to look at when this book was written, and it was in 2000.  A lot has changed in ten years, a lot has changed in two years. I am finding "the Israeli-Jewish question" is rearing it's ugly head, even in America.  Same old mythologies about the Jewish people are finding a new audience, especially as people seem to not be able to differentiate between fact and fiction...Hollywood and history. Here we go again I suppose.
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