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Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. Many have attempted to explain this singular success as a result of divine intervention. In this engaging book, David N. Myers charts
the long journey of the Jews through history. At the same time, it points to two unlikely-and decidedly this-worldly--factors to explain the survival of the Jews: antisemitism and assimilation. Usually regarded as grave dangers, these two factors have continually interacted with one other to enable
the persistence of the Jews. At every turn in their history, not just in the modern age, Jews have adapted to new environments, cultures, languages, and social norms. These bountiful encounters with host societies have exercised the cultural muscle of the Jews, preventing the atrophy that would have occurred if they had not interacted so extensively with the non-Jewish world. It is through these encounters--indeed, through a process of assimilation--that Jews came to develop distinct local customs, speak many different languages, and cultivate diverse musical, culinary, and intellectual
traditions.

by David N. Myers (Author)

Paperback, 168 Pages, Published 2017


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Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Sale price$11.95