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Jewish History and Jewish Memory: Essays in Honor of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) Hardcover – October 1, 1998

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6 x 9 1/4 trim. LC 98-14431

About the Author

ELISHEVA CARLEBACH is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. JOHN M. EFRON is Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Indiana University. DAVID N. MYERS is Associate Professor of History, Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry (Book 29)
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Brandeis; 1st edition (October 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874518717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874518719
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,206,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Shalom Freedman HALL OF FAME on February 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This symposium to honor the great scholar of Jewish History , Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi is a celebration of Jewish historical writing. Its opening essays written by one of the books editors ,David N. Myers(The other two are John Efron and Elisheva Carlebach)traces the intellectual development and career of Yerushalmi . It is an appreciative and insightful piece of work, tracing Yerushalmi's interest in the Marranos(A major subject of his researches)from the time he received as a ten year old a book on Abarbanel from his parents. It shows how Yerushalmi developed early on the methods of historical analysis (This under the tutelage of Salo Baron at Columbia) which would lead to his most well-known and influential work 'Zakkhor'. Myers tells of Yerushalmi's researches on Isaac Cardoso in 'From Spanish Court to Italian Ghetto' and shows how Yerushalmi had an early feeling for those kinds of Jews who lived in two worlds, and whose modern exemplars would be for him, Kafka and Moses.

But the opening essay is only the first treasure. It is followed by a diverse set of essays on Jewish historical writing, Jewish consciousness and memory, and various other problems in Jewish history. Among the writers are Moshe Idel, Jacob Schacter, Iran Robinson, Todd Endelman, Hillel Kieval, Nava Tirosh -Samuelson, Eliot Wolfson,Marc Saperstein, Ed Fram, Arthur Goren.

An extremely rich collection and a must- have book for students of Jewish history.
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