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The Faith of Fallen Jews (Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) [Paperback]

Alexander Kaye , David N. Myers

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3 Dec 2013 Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry
From his first book, From Spanish Court to Italian Ghetto, to his well-known volume on Jewish memory, Zakhor, to his treatment of Sigmund Freud in Freud's Moses, Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi (1932-2009) earned recognition as perhaps the greatest Jewish historian of his day, whose scholarship blended vast erudition, unfettered creativity, and lyrical beauty. This volume charts his intellectual trajectory by bringing together a mix of classic and lesser-known essays from the whole of his career. The essays in this collection, representative of the range of his writing, acquaint the reader with his research on early modern Spanish Jewry and the experience of crypto-Jews, varied reflections on Jewish history and memory, and Yerushalmi's enduring interest in the political history of the Jews. Also included are a number of little-known autobiographical recollections, as well as his only published work of fiction.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Brandeis University Press (3 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611684870
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611684872
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,690,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The publication of most of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi's lesser-known essays and smaller writings, competently edited and informatively introduced by David N. Myers and Alexander Kaye, provides an occasion to reflect more generally upon the man and his work."--Jewish Review of Books

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DAVID N. MYERS is professor of Jewish history and chair of the History Department at UCLA. He is the author or editor of nine books. ALEXANDER KAYE received his Ph.D. in Jewish history at Columbia University and is currently a Tikvah Post-Doctoral Fellow in Jewish Thought at Princeton University.

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Faith of Fallen Jews by yosef Hayim Yerushalmi 19 May 2014
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It is always a pleasure to read and hear a wise intellectual personality discussing the subject of his expertese.
The Scope of Jewish history in general and the history of the jewish medeaval history of the Jews in Spain are gripping.
Dr.Alik B. Peretz
Haifa
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