Martin Gilbert will be giving a talk at Stern Hall on 27 June . We're expecting widespread reviews for this fantastic book and these are now starting to come in, with a great review by Malcolm Rifkind in New Statesman plus the following: "...a series of letters, 140 in all, outlining the history of the Jews from Old Testament times to the present and the principal rites and festivals of the Jewish religion. Taken together, along with some excellent maps, they form his new book... The tone is warm and conversational with frequent personal touches... he will have no truck with the idea that suffering is somehow the definition of the story. Instead he insists on resilience, recuperation, creative achievements and the long stretches of time when life just went onin the usual way."John Gross, Sunday Telegraph "An introduction as useful asany I know." The Guardian "As a literary device, the letter form works surprisingly well... Gilbert loves stories and tells them well... There are many Jewish histories, but this is the most engaging I have read." Jonathan Sacks, The Times "...this is a good introducation to the content of Jewish traditions and the history of the Jews from a point of view within that tradition."Robin Banerji, Daily Telegraph "This is the most delightful, engaging, slightly idiosyncratic accounts of Jews and Judaism that I have ever read." Julia Neube
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