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Jews and words

Author: Amos Oz; Fania Oz-Salzberger
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
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The authors roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Father and daughter tell the tales behind Judaism's most enduring names, adages, disputes, texts, and quips. These words, they argue, compose the chain connecting Abraham with the Jews of every subsequent generation. From the unnamed, possibly female author of the Song of Songs through obscure Talmudists to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amos Oz; Fania Oz-Salzberger
ISBN: 9780300156478 0300156472
OCLC Number: 785874512
Notes: "A companion volume to the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization."
Description: xiv, 232 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Continuity --
Vocal women --
Time and timelessness --
Each person has a name; or, do Jews need Judaism?
Responsibility: Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger.

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