The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jewish History and Culture

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Penguin, 2004 - Religion - 435 pages
One of our most popular religion and history titles-updated and revised.

This guide contains a complete, authoritative account of the Jewish people- including profiles of Biblical and political leaders-and focuses on understanding the Jewish influence on American and world culture, offering insights into the Yiddish and Hebrew languages, theater, art, literature, comedy, film, television, and more.

 

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CXLIV
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CXLV
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CXLVIII
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CXLIX
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CL
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CLII
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXXI
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XXXIII
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XXXVII
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XLI
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XLV
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XLVIII
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LI
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LII
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LIV
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LVIII
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LIX
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LXI
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LXIII
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LXV
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LXX
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LXXX
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LXXXI
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LXXXVII
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LXXXVIII
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XCI
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XCIII
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XCV
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CII
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CIII
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CIV
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CVI
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CVII
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CVIII
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CX
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CXI
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CXII
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CXIII
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CXIV
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CXV
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CXVI
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CXVII
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CXVIII
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CXIX
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CXX
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CXXI
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CXXIII
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CXXIV
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CXXV
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CXXVI
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CXXVII
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CXXVIII
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CXXX
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CXXXVII
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CXXXVIII
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CXL
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CXLI
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CLVIII
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CLX
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CLXI
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CLXXX
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CLXXXI
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CXCI
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CXCVIII
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CCI
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CCII
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CCIII
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CCIV
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CCV
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CCVI
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CCVII
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CCVIII
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CCIX
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CCX
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CCXI
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CCXII
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CCXIII
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CCXIV
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CCXV
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CCXVII
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CCXVIII
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CCXIX
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CCXXVIII
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CCXXXI
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CCXXXIII
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CCXXXV
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CCXXXVII
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CCXXXVIII
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CCXXXIX
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CCXL
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CCXLI
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CCXLIII
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CCL
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CCLI
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CCLII
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CCLIII
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CCLIV
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CCLV
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CCLVIII
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CCLX
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CCLXI
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CCLXV
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CCLXVIII
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CCLXXI
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CCLXXIII
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CCLXXVII
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CCLXXVIII
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CCLXXXIII
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BENJAMIN BLECH, a tenth-generation rabbi, is a nationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. He is associate professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University in New York City and rabbi emeritus of the Young Israel of Oceanside congregation in Oceanside, New York.  The author of Understanding Judaism and many other books, Rabbi Blech has appeared frequently on national television and has written for a host of national magazines and scholarly journals.  He resides in New York City.

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