The Jewish Mind

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Wayne State University Press, 1977 - History - 634 pages
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First published in 1977, The Jewish Mind is a sweeping intellectual history of the Jews. Patai analyzes the historic encounters between the Jews and various cultures, as well as delving into the depths of the contemporary Jewish mind.
  

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This is the companion piece to /The Arab Mind/, but it's more than that; as the author observes in the preface, a natural question to ask after "how does the Jewish mind work?" is, "and how do I get one?" Read full review

Contents

Some Introductory Questions and Answers
3
Who Is a Jew?
15
Ethnohistory and Inner History
28
Israel and Canaan
42
Jews and Hellenes
57
Hebrew Arabesque
96
The Renaissance Jew
152
The Hasidim
180
Painting and Sculpture
355
Architecture
360
Music
362
Literature
367
Personality and Character
372
Historical and Modern Views
375
Sephardim and Italian Jeics
380
Variance
384

Triumph and Tragedy
222
The Trend of Millennia
275
JOURNEY INTO THE JEWISH MIND
285
Giftedness and Genius
315
Medieval Scholarship
316
PostEnlightenment Upsurge and Reaction
318
The Terman Study
321
Early Views of Jewish Preeminence
324
Fritz Lenz and Rabbi Dreyfuss
327
Marginality and Eminence
331
A Factor Analysis ofJeivish Excellence
335
The Jewish Nobel Prize Record
339
Special Talents
343
The Semites or The Desert and Monotheism
347
Views ofJeidsh Talents
352
Profile of the American Jew
388
Intensity Sensitivity and Impatience
391
GalutJew Sabra and Kibbutznik
394
S Religiosity and Identity
397
Physical and Mental
408
Mental Health
413
On tfie Fence
428
Alcoholism Overeating and Drug Addiction
433
Overeating and Obesity
447
j Drug Addiction
453
Jewish SelfHate
456
The World of Values
481
Conclusion
534
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Raphael Patai (November 22, 1910 - July 20, 1996), born Ervin György Patai, was a Hungarian-Jewish ethnographer, historian, orientalist and anthropologist. Patai's work was wide-ranging but focused primarily on the cultural development of the ancient Hebrews and Israelites, on Jewish history and culture, and on the anthropology of the Middle East. He was the author of hundreds of scholarly articles and several dozen books, including three autobiographical volumes.

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