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Description - Eyewitness to Jewish History by Benjamin Blech

Come face-to-face with the major figures and events in Jewish history "It's been a long and glorious-and sometimes tragic-4,000-year run for the Jewish people. That magnificent panorama is on display in Eyewitness to Jewish History. This, however, is no ordinary history book. Instead of a historian telling the story, Rabbi Benjamin Blech ...allows the actors in this long-running play to speak for themselves." -Washington Jewish Week Prepare to feel the joy and pain of the Jewish experience as you never have before. In Eyewitness to Jewish History, Rabbi Benjamin Blech takes you aboard a literary time machine in which you'll do more than read about major events in Jewish history-you'll witness them, take part in them, and feel their deep and lasting impact. Featuring hundreds of excerpts from diaries, journals, letters, newspaper accounts, public testimony, official communications, and ancient documents such as the Torah, this unique chronicle provides memorable snapshots of daily life from biblical times to the modern day. These vivid and passionately written accounts, arranged in chronological order, transport you across space and time to witness crucial events from the birth of the Jewish people and the building and destruction of the two Temples to the Golden Age of Spain, the horrors of the Holocaust, the founding of the modern State of Israel, and important steps in the ongoing effort to achieve peace in the Middle East.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470053133
ISBN-10: 0470053135
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 148mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Benjamin Blech

RABBI BENJAMIN BLECH is Associate Professor of the Talmud at Yeshiva University and an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. He is the author of ten highly acclaimed books, including Understanding Judaism: The Basics of Deed and Creed. Rabbi Blech was recently ranked #16 in a national poll of the fifty most influential Jews in America.

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