The Invention of the Jewish People
Bestselling new analysis of Jewish history by a leading Israeli historian.
A historical tour de force, The Invention of the Jewish People offers a groundbreaking account of Jewish and Israeli history. Exploding the myth that there was a forced Jewish exile in the first century at the hands of the Romans, Israeli historian Shlomo Sand argues that most modern Jews descend from converts, whose native lands were scattered across the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
In this iconoclastic work, which spent nineteen weeks on the Israeli bestseller list and won the coveted Aujourd'hui Award in France, Sand provides the intellectual foundations for a new vision of Israel’s future.
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Review: The Invention of the Jewish PeopleUser Review - Keith Akers - Goodreads
Many people think of today's Jews as descendants from ancient Israelites, in fact I probably vaguely believed in this myself for a long time, without thinking about it. This book attacks this idea in ... Read full review
Review: The Invention of the Jewish PeopleUser Review - Orde - Goodreads
Shlomo Sand has a mission which is to show to you that the Jews are not a Volk in the sense of a genetically homogenous entity to be traced back over somewhat three thousand years or even farther to ... Read full review