Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory

Paperback | April 1, 1996

byYosef Hayim YerushalmiForeword byHarold Bloom

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"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 speculation based on massive scholarship." - New York Times Book Review

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"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 speculation based on massive scholarship." - New York Times Book Review

Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi is Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture, and Society, and director of the Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 8.52 × 5.51 × 0.47 inPublished:April 1, 1996Publisher:University Of Washington Press

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ISBN - 10:0295975199

ISBN - 13:9780295975191

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Harold BloomPreface to the 1996 EditionPreface to the 1989 EditionPrologue to the Original Edition

1. Biblical and Rabbinic Foundations - Meaning in History, Memory, and the Writing of History2. The Middle Ages - Vessels and Vehicles of Jewish Memory3. In the Wake of the Spanish Expulsion4. Modern Dilemas - Historiography and Its Discontents

Postscript - Reflections on Forgetting

NotesIndex

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"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 speculation based on massive scholarship." - New York Times Book ReviewA brilliant and fundamentally new appraisal of collective Jewish historical memory.... It opens up new horizons of thinking in a style that is beautiful and a scholarship that is overwhelming. - Gerson D. Cohen, former chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America