Category Histories
Author David J. Goldberg and John D. Rayner
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd.
Copyright 1989


All encompassing summary of the roots of the Jewish people from Exodus to Statehood, as well as a synopsis of Jewish literature (Talmudic mostly), basic theories of Judaism an Jewish practices (in terms of religious observance). While all the major events and movements are covered, it's a bit dry as so much has to be presented like the 'Catalogue Aria' from Don Giovanni in order to fit everything in. Some lovely black and white photos including a Jewish book seller from Whitechapel.

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