The book starts at the year 1220 B.C.E. and ends in modern times (the copyright on my edition is 1998).
I learned a lot, I read this book because a lot of current events seem not to quite make sense based on what I thought I knew.
I recommend this book for anyone looking for a concise history of the Jewish people from a very objective perspective.
I learned a lot, I read this book because a lot of current events seem not to quite make sense based on what I thought I knew. I understand a lot of things much better. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Reduan
This book presents an innacurate and distorted view of Jewish history. Other reviewers have pointed out some of these, e.g., during the eary period of Christianity. Read morePublished 7 months ago by SK
This book is part of supplemental reading for my intro to Judaism class. It has helped me make sense of all the movement the Jewish people have had to make through the centuries. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Barbara Talbert
I found it improbable that Scheindlin would be able to pull off writing a Jewish History book under 800 pages. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Geoffrey Brown
Very open discussion of a story that is often misunderstood. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a concise history of the Jewish people from a very objective perspective.Published 10 months ago by Cody Gustaveson
Written somewhat from a Reform religious point of view, which finds nothing particularly unusual about the length of Jewish history. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ben S
I enjoyed this book and learned alot about Jewish history from it. I had some problem with the organization. It is organized by geographic area rather than historical periods. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Theodore D, Frank
a wonderfully readable account of the long & sprawling sociopolitical history of the jews, whittled down to manageable size without losing any of the fascinating story -- something... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Zangiku