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  • Paperback: 558 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (2 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521689740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521689748
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 2.9 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,081,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the Jewish experience, from its ancient origins to its impact on contemporary popular culture. The twenty-one historical and thematic essays examine the ongoing diversity and creativity of the Jewish experience, including the lives and contributions of women.

About the Author

Judith R. Baskin is Knight Professor of Humanities and Associate Dean for Humanities at the University of Oregon. Her books include Midrashic Women: Formations of the Feminine in Rabbinic Literature and Pharaoh's Counselors: Job, Jethro, and Balaam in Rabbinic and Patristic Tradition, and she is editor of Jewish Women in Historical Perspective and Women of the Word: Jewish Women and Jewish Writing. She also served as sub-editor for post-biblical entries for The Torah: A Women's Commentary, which received the National Jewish Book Awards 2008 Jewish Book of the Year.

Kenneth Seeskin is Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University. He is the author of Maimonides on the Origin of the World, which was selected by Choice as one of the outstanding books in the humanities for 2006, and Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides, which won the Koret Jewish Book Award in 2000; he is also editor of The Cambridge Companion to Maimonides. He has received several teaching awards, including the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, Illinois.

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I bought this for my aunt who has Jewish heritage but is not of Jewish religion and wanted to know more about the history. It is well written and I have been dipping into it and reading bits. It is clear and informative and written in an objective way. She is very pleased with it. I think it is good value for money and surprisingly comprehensive for only one book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scholarly Information 20 April 2011
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This compendium of authors, each expert in their own area, was a revelation to me. I am not a great bibl ical scholar; thus I learned enormous quantities of information from reading this Guide. For me it was a slow read because it contained so much information that I wanted to absorb. It certainly can't be described as a "page turner."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stimulating and Informative book! 17 May 2013
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Our philosophy of Judaism meeting group found this book, at least the first three chapters, to be of outstanding scholarship and productive of good discussions. Amazon delivered with no problems as usual.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jewish History, Religion and Culture 30 Jan. 2013
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I bought this reference guide because I am going to Israel in February and wanted to study their culture more before going. Very informative indeed!
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