Dec 09, 2022
The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature
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  • Title: The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature
  • Author: Adam Kirsch
  • ISBN: 9780393354782
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
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Cassandra

If you want to read examples of Jewish literature, DO NOT pick up this book This book is a literature review That s fine if you are into that, but I picked up this book from a library list that did not focus on that fact What I don t like 1 It assumes a level of familiarity with Biblical cannon, Jewish history, and geo political history of the Middle East So this is not a book for newer scholars 2 I only read through the fourth selection, but I noticed in those four that each subsequent reading [...]


Michael Johnston

The Jewish people have often been described as the People of the Book, but as Kirsch highlights in this wonderful compendium of the greatest, most influential books in Jewish history, it is apt to describe Judaism as the people of the books Books were not just one element in Jewish culture, Kirsch notes, they were the core of that culture, the binding force that sustained a civilization Most often it is the canonical texts of Judaism the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud that are described as definin [...]


Rebecca

Each chapter is well executed, with information on the author if known as well as historical context.That said, I feel like there are selections that could have been included to not include anything from about the Holocaust, or about the Jewish immigrant community in the US feels a bit lacking So too does the relative lack of Sephardi thought, save for Maimonides and Spinoza.I m not saying don t read this I m saying I m looking forward to Vol 2.


Ellen

Good selections, but the author s prejudices are too prominent.Kirsch mixes up facts with his own opinions The selections are pretty good and broad It has been said that if three Jews are in a room, four opinions on every subject will be there also In this book, Mr Kirsch presents his own opinions as authoritative This is sad for readers who are not familiar with the source materials, so I hope readers will next explore those source materials.


Paulo Reimann

Great readLove the book from start to finish Tremendous view about jewish philosophy and meaning throughout scriptures, books, thoughts From beginning to current days Is not scholarly Just a piece of beaut which makes a must to be read.


Eli

Just summaries of other people s writing, but does a really nice job pulling key thoughts out of them.


Jsavett1

There s nothing WRONG with this book per se Three stars means that I liked it But I didn t love it It s a highly personal response which, in explaining, I don t want to sound haughty or elitist.The reason I didn t give this stars is because I found much of Kirsch s analysis and research familiar I ve either studied or read most of the books Kirsch analyzes here and his take on them is mostly straightforward That s not to say that someone UNfamiliar with them wouldn t benefit GREATLY from readin [...]


Lorri

I liked the book I considered giving it 4 stars, but due to the fact that I have previously read so much regarding the 18 classics , in Kirsch s book, my rating is 3 stars For anyone not familiar with the content, Adam Kirsch s book will not only be informative but an good read regarding Jewish culture.


Bob T

Avery good review of some of the important texts with which most are familiar, but with a lot of additional information I was not aware of Also a great introduction to some texts not so well know but equally influential to Jewish heritage This book would be a wonderful base for an in depth course.


Michael Berman

This is an outstanding introduction to Jewish thought and culture as reflected in works from Deuteronomy to Sholem Aleichem s stories Much of this was new to me, and I was especially surprised to learn that the tension between the word of the Torah and the world of reason has been going on for millenia.


April

Excellent book Informative, entertaining, and very well written A must read.


Erika Dreifus

Some thoughts over on the My Machberet blog wp p4x0h8 bxM.


Leonard Singer

First chapter only one sub par.


Maphead

Great book on Jewish history as seen through its most cherished books.


Lev Rothenberg

well written and enlightening Classics ranging over a 2,000 year period including histories, memoirs, books of philosophy, mysticism, politics and I will return to this book.



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