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Encyclopedia of Jewish history : events and eras of the Jewish people

Author: Joseph Alpher
Publisher: [New York] : Facts on File, an Infobase Holding Company, [1986]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This overview of Jewish heritage includes important events and time lines in Jewish history.
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Genre/Form: History
Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Alpher
ISBN: 0816012202 9780816012206
OCLC Number: 12969754
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 287 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Major themes in the history of the Jewish people / Shmuel Ettinger --
Ereẓ Israel in prehistoric times / Shlomo Bunimovitz --
Pre-Israelite Caanan / Shlomo Bunimovitz --
From the patriarchs to the Exodus / Shlomo Bunimovitz --
The period of settlement and of the judges / Shlomo Bunimovitz --
The kingdom : united and divided / Hava Katz, Shlomo Bunimovitz --
The Kingdom of Israel / Hava Katz, Shlomo Bunimovitz --
The Kingdom of Judah / Hava Katz, Shlomo Bunimovitz --
Desrtuction and exile / Hava Katz, Shlomo Bunimovitz --
The return to Zion / Menachem Mor, Israel Ronen --
Ereẓ Israel in the fourth and third centuries BCE / Menachem Mor, Israel Ronen --
Seleucid rule and the edicts of Antiochus / Menachem Mor, Israel Ronen --
The Hasmonean revolt and political independence / Menachem Mor, Israel Ronen --
The Hasmonean state / Menachem Mor, Israel Ronen --
Herod and his successors / Menachem Mor, Israel Ronen --
Leadership in Hasmonean and Roman times / Menachem Mor, Israel Ronen --
The great revolt / Menachem Mor, Israel Ronen --
The nation rallies after the destruction / Menachem Mor, Israel Ronen --
The Bar Kokhba Revolt / Menachem Mor, Israel Ronen --
Judah ha-Nasi and his era / Isaiah Gafni --
The Egyptian Jewish community in ancient times / Ada Aharoni --
The Jewish community in Babylonia / Isaiah Gafni --
Ereẓ Israel under Byzantine rule / Isaiah Gafni --
Ereẓ Israel under Arab rule / Editors --
Babylonia as a national center / Avraham Grossman. The encounter with Islam in Spain / Yom-Tov Assis --
Medieval European attitudes to the Jews / Itzhak Handelsman --
Ashkenaz in the 10th-13th centuries / Itzhak Handelsman --
Jews and Crusaders in Ereẓ Israel / Yael Katzir --
The Jews in Christian Spain / Yom-Tov Assis --
The expulsion of the Jews from Western Europe / Itzhak Handelsman --
The Jewish community of Poland up to the 18th century / Itzhak Handelsman --
Eastern Jewery after the expulsion from Spain / Nissim Yosha --
The Anusim / Itzhak Handelsman --
Anusim and Iberian Jews in the West / Abraham Gross --
16th century Ereẓ Israel / Editors --
Messianism in Jewery / Itzhak Bezalel --
Shabbateanism / Itzhak Bezalel --
The community as the framework of Jewish life / Itzhak Handelsman --
The insular community and Jewish art / Ida Huberman --
How to merit the status of citizen / Dan Michman --
"Liberté, egalité, fraternité" : for Jews as well / Dan Michman --
Jewish art and the emancipation / Ida Huberman --
Hasidim and Mitnaggedim / Itzhak Handelsman --
The Jewish community in Russia : 1772-1881 / Itzhak Handelsman --
The legal status of Jews in Muslim lands / Nissim Yosha --
Jewish economic life in Muslim lands / Nissim Yosha --
Jewish community and culture in Muslim lands / Nissim Yosha --
The pogroms of Eastern Europe / Itzhak Handelsman --
The reawakening of Jerwish nationalism / Edna Elazari --
Modern anti-Semitism / Dan Michman --
Zionism becomes a political movement / Edna Elazari --
Jewish culture in Eastern Europe until World War II / Israel Bartal --
Jewish ethnic communities / Editors --
The wandering Jew / Shlomo Shavit. Origins of the American Jewish community / Ruth Peleg --
Shaping the American Jewish community / Ruth Peleg --
19th century Ereẓ Israel / Edna Elazari --
Foundations of Zionism in Ereẓ Israel / Edna Elazari --
Yemenite Jews and Ereẓ Israel / Yehuda Nini --
The British mandate and the Zionsits / Edna Elazari --
Aliyah during the 1920s / Edna Elazari --
Arab nationalism / Edna Elazari --
Jewish defense organizations / Edna Elazari --
Nazi anti-Semetic policy / Dan Michman --
Immigration and settlement in the 1930s / Edna Elazari --
The Arab uprising / Edna Elazari --
The Jewish economy in Palestine until 1939 / Edna Elazari --
The emergence of Hebrew culture in Ereẓ Israel / Edna Elazari --
Britain retreats from its support of Zionism / Edna Elazari --
The underground movements / Edna Elazari --
The Jews in the trap of Nazi rule / Dan Michman --
Life in the ghetto / Dan Michman --
The Holocaust / Dan Michman --
Rescue operations during the Holocaust / Dan Michman --
Jewish resistance in the Holocaust / Dan Michman --
Zionism and Aliyah from Muslim countries / Nissim Yosha --
Palestine during World War II / Edna Elazari --
The national institutions of the "state-in-the-making" / Edna Elazari --
The Yishuv takes up the struggle / Edna Elazari --
American Jewry's political activities / Ruth Peleg --
Establishing the state of Israel / Yossef Eshkol --
The Israeli war of independence (A) / Yossef Eshkol --
The Israeli war of independence (B) / Yossef Eshkol --
Building the new state / Yossef Eshkol --
Israel's first decade / Yossef Eshkol --
Defense in the first decade / Yossef Eshkol --
Economics and society in Israel's second decade / Yossef Eshkol --
From the Sinai Campaign to the Six-Day War / Yossef Eshkol --
Economics and society in Greater Israel (1967-1973) / Yossef Eshkol --
From the Six-Day War to the Yom Kippur War / Yossef Eshkol --
Peace with Egypt : war in Lebanon / Yossef Eshkol --
A decade of change (1974-1984) / Yossef Eshkol --
Arabs and other minorities in Israel / David Hacham --
Education and culture in Israel / Dan Ronen --
The Histadrut (General Federation of Labor) / Eli Avrahami --
The kibbutz / Eli Avrahami --
American Jewry in the mid-1980s / Ruth Peleg --
Jews in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe / Raphael Vago --
The Jewish people in the contemporary period / Simon Herman --
Jerusalem throughout the ages / Shlomo Shavit. Ancient Hebrew script / Ittai Tamari --
From Hebrew manuscripts to Hebrew printing / Ittai Tamari --
Modern Hebrew letter printing / Ittai Tamari --
Symbols in Jewish art : myths of creation / Ida Huberman --
Symbols in Jewish art : exile and redemption / Ida Huberman --
Symbols in Jewish art : the meeting of cultures / Ida Huberman --
Distinctive features of Jewish costume / Aviva Muller-Lancet --
Ritual and ceremonial aspects of Jewish dress / Aviva Muller-Lancet --
Costumes of Moroccan Jews / Aviva Muller-Lancet --
Costumes of Yemenite Jews / Aviva Muller-Lancet --
Costumes of Jews in the Middle East and Central Asia / Aviva Muller-Lancet --
Jewish paper-cuts / Giza Frankel --
Chronological chart of Jewish and world history.
Responsibility: editor of the English edition: Joseph Alpher.

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