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The Indestructible Jews Kindle Edition
From the author of Jews, God, and History, this comprehensive history of the Jewish people is “an epic drama, searching and nobly conceived” (Publishers Weekly).
A compelling and readable account of the four thousand year history of a people that spans the globe and transcends the ages. From the ancient and simple faith of a small tribe to a global religion with adherents in every nation, the path of the Jews is traced through countless expulsions and migrations, the great tragedy of the Holocaust, and the joy of founding a homeland in Israel. Putting the struggle of a persecuted people into perspective, Max Dimont asks whether the tragic sufferings of the Jews have actually been the key to their survival, as other nations and races vanished into obscurity. Here is a book for Jews and non-Jews to enjoy, evoking a proud heritage while offering a hopeful vision of the future.
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About the Author
Max I. Dimont’s Jews, God, and History, with more than a million and a half copies in print, has been acclaimed the “best popular history of the Jews written in the English language.” It answers the questions of the layman searching for an interpretation and understanding of events and facts covering four thousand years of Jewish and world history. The author’s unique approach to his subject is continued in The Indestructible Jews, The Jews in America, and The Amazing Adventures of the Jewish People. His last book, Appointment in Jerusalem, was published, after twenty years of research, shortly before his death in 1992.
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00KFU6S0G
- Publisher : Open Road Media (May 27, 2014)
- Publication date : May 27, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 3684 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 505 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #144,671 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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They are a remarkable people who instead of the mistrust, dislike and loathing and hatred with which they are too often regarded deserve the support, understanding and friendship of all people.
They are a remarkable people and this book sheds light and knowledge on them which is sorely needed.
The only objection to the book is tat it should have been longer in order to tell us more about the Jews.
Since the book was published in 1971, his history stops after the 6 Day's War and before the Yom Kippur War. The Soviet Union and America were still in the Cold War. Much of the physical world has changed since then, but not the condition of the Jew and our place in the world and our need to identify with our peoplehood and participate in the civic life of our host nation, to remain vibrant and to insure our existence in the future.
He quotes many historical figures, Jewish and Non, religious and historic, that I don't know nor care to look up. He uses vocabulary that I still don't understand and that I also don't care to look up. His writing style is consistently redundant, as he strives to make his points referencing past civilizations and people over and again. But the points he makes are clear.
He points out our people were seldom singled out for specific persecution. We enjoyed many centuries of peace and growth in host nations that eventually fell. Until Hitler, we were persecuted along with early Christians by Rome, with Moslems by Christians, with Moslems, Christians and pagans by Barbarians. Until Hitler, we were usually evicted - but not slaughtered. And when we were evicted, it seemed there was always another society that invited us to spark their culture and economy. England evicted us in 1290 and then invited us back a few centuries later. Crazy, No?
This is a great read for any young person, especially a young Jew, who feels awkward living in America or elsewhere, and is thinking about Israel. Dimont points out that every Jew, in every place on this globe, counts toward our peoplehood's perpetuation. This book, in the '70's, encouraged me to become the best American Jew that I could be - and to support Israel, the Jews of the Soviet Union, Argentina and everywhere else where they needed help, as best as I was able. And Dimont convinced me I could do it from here, America. Thank you Max Dimont
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The item in question arrived on 31. dec., and with a son flying as a cargo-pilot (Boeing 747) I simply do'nt understand why it should take three weeks for the package to reach Europe?
Not a single star, pl..