The people and the books : 18 classics of Jewish literature

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Full title: The people and the books : 18 classics of Jewish literature / Adam Kirsch.
Alternative titles: Eighteen classics of Jewish literature
Main author: Kirsch, Adam, 1976- (Author)
Format: Book           
Edition: First edition.


Table of Contents:
  • Preface: The people and the books: A timeline
  • 1. The blessing and the curse: The Book of Deuteronomy
  • 2. In the kingdom of chance: The Book of Esther
  • 3. Reading against the grain: The exposition of the laws by Philo of Alexandria
  • 4. Choosing life: The Jewish War by Flavius Josephus
  • 5. Building fences: Pirkei Avot
  • 6. The scandal of chosenness: The itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela and the Kuzari by Yehuda Halevi
  • 7. Thinking toward God: The Guide of the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides
  • 8. The secret life of God: The Zohar
  • 9. Daughters of Zion: The Tsenerene and the memoirs of Glückel of Hameln
  • 10. Heresy and freedom: Theological-political treatise by Baruch Spinoza
  • 11. Between two worlds: The autobiography of Solomon Maimon and Jerusalem by Moses Mendelssohn
  • 12. Brokenness and redemption: The tales of Nachman of Bratslav
  • 13. If you will it: The Jewish State and old new land by Theodor Herzl
  • 14. On the brink: Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem.