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Jews and Power

Jews and Power( )
Author: Wisse, Ruth R.
Series title:Jewish Encounters Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8052-4224-9
Publication Date:Aug 2007
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Schocken
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.95
Book Description:

Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power. Traditional Jews believed that upholding the covenant with God constituted a treaty with the most powerful force in the universe; this later transformed itself into a belief that, unburdened by a military, Jews could pursue their religious mission on a purely moral plain. Wisse, an eminent professor of comparative literature at...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: History / Jewish
Religion / Judaism / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.031 x 7.8 x 0.975 Inches
Book Weight:0.792 Pounds



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