Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory

Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory Review

"Mr. Yerushalmi's previous writings... established him as one of the Jewish community's most important historians. His latest book should establish him as one of its most important critics. Zakhor is historical thinking of a very high order - mature ...

Title:Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory
Edition Language:English

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  • Daniel Diaz

    A colorfully written, subtle, and compelling examination of the tension between collective memory and modern history in the Jewish context. The book traces brief sketches on Jewish people's relationsh...

  • Jill

    the first book we were assigned in history class in my 2nd year (1st year stateside) in rabbinic school. One of most important books I have ever read. Required reading :) Brilliant....

  • Audrey

    Content (thesis): Jews have always actively engaged the past, but the ways of doing so have changed. After the time of Biblical historiography, through the rabbinical and medieval periods, it was not ...

  • Frieda Vizel

    A history on the historiography of Jews. Yerushalmi points out that Jews tended to dismiss history and neglect to record it until about the eighteenth/nineteenth century. It's interesting insight and ...

  • Carol

    Yerushalmi is an author who really makes you think and reflect.Harold Bloom's introductory essay is also outstanding. I have been so impressed with this book that I immediately went on to read another...

  • F

    Ahhh!! What a beautiful book. I wish I had read it when I was studyin history at the University. So much time I could have gained......

  • Jeffrey Green

    I finally got around to reading this classic book about Jewish historiography. A lot of my work as a translator and editor in the past decades has been in Jewish history. Among the Israeli historians ...

  • Aryeh

    Beautifully written and highly quotable, in the way that books by R. Abraham Joshua Heschel generally are. This one comes from the same genre-of-sorts, lectures and notes that have been compiled into ...

  • Sarah

    A quick and thought-provoking read. Argues for Israelite/biblical innovation in inventing "meaning in history" over the chronicles and myths of the broader ancient world. Subsequently, Jewish civiliza...

  • Rachel

    Heady and a little dated, but significant for Judaic Studies....