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Published: 21 December 2010

944 Pages | 7 B/W

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195389067

Bookseller Code (04)

The Jew in the Modern World

A Documentary History

Third Edition

Paul Mendes-Flohr and Jehuda Reinharz

The last two centuries have witnessed a radical transformation of Jewish life. Marked by such profound events as the emancipation from the ghettoes of Europe, the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel, Judaism's long journey through the modern age has been a complex and tumultuous one, leading many Jews to ask themselves not only where they have been and where they are going, but what it means to be a Jew in today's world. Tracing the dramatic changes in Jewish religion, culture, and identity from the seventeenth century to 1948, The Jew in the Modern World, Third Edition, remains the most complete sourcebook on modern Jewish history available.

New to this Edition:

  • Over 100 new documents address important issues to understanding modern Jewish history, including the status of women, and debates between traditional and secular Jews and the role of Zionism in modern Jewish life
  • Two entirely new chapters--Chapter 8, "Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewry," and Chapter 12, "Jewish Identity Challenged and Redefined"--enhance the book's scope and chronology
  • Four new maps show the concentration of Jews throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East
  • The Appendix has been completely updated with the latest population figures