Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory

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University of Washington Press, 1996 - Religion - 154 pages
“Mr. Yerushalmi’s previous writings . . . established him as one of the Jewish community’s most important historians. His latest book should establish him as one of its most important critics. Zakhor is historical thinking of a very high order - mature speculation based on massive scholarship.” - New York Times Book Review

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This is a collection of essays on Jewish history and Jewish memory. One of Yerushalmi’s primary points is that “history” as we think of it now is nothing like it was in the pre-modern era. There were ... Read full review

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Zakhor by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi A unique meditation on the role memory, forgetting and history plays in the life of the Jewish people. From the Torah to the Spanish Inquisition and the assimilation ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Onoto Watanna (pen name for Winnifred Eaton) was a popular writer of American romance novels. Daughter of a Chinese mother and English father, she used her own mixed heritage to explore diverse social issues and exploited the Orientalist fantasies of her readership to become a best-selling author. Samina Najmi is visiting assistant professor in English at Wheaton College and has written extensively on women and race in Asian American literature.

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