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history of Jewish literature

Waxman, Meyer

history of Jewish literature

from the close of the Bible to our own days

by Waxman, Meyer

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Published by Bloch Publishing Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewish literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Meyer Waxman. Vol.1, From the close of the canon to the end of the twelfth century.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 501p., [1] double leaf :
    Number of Pages501
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19284654M

    Further, in this arrangement, the Ghetto period would have a place assigned to it as such, for it would again mark the almost complete sway of purely Jewish forces in Jewish literature. The compilation, which is of great historical value, follows the order of the Jewish Calendar, beginning with the month Nisan and ending with Adar. Each of the three main groupings of texts is further subdivided. These are often extremely tentative due to the nature of most of the literature in the anthology. The sections to which I have restricted myself are only rarely taught to young students in a consecutive manner, except in so far as they fall within the range of lessons on Jewish History.

    Reliable, trans-denominational. Tales of the Hasidim, Martin Buber. Evaluation I have several comments about this anthology of Early Jewish Literature. These oracles enjoyed high esteem among the cultivated Greeks, and, in the second century B.

    Some were possessed of much material wealth, others were excessively poor. Midrash Tanhuma. Gone is the self-loathing and turbo- charged assimilating; the newer writers take it as a given that they are Jews. Each had a distinct significance: The first of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the New Year of Kings, was the date used to calculate the number of years a given king had reigned.


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Certainly there are other examples in virtually every category which could have been chosen. Chapter IV. He was a student of the Greek and Latin classics, which he much admired, and was also a devoted and loyal lover of Judaism.

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