Item description for The Jerusalem Anthology: A Literary Guide by Reuven Hammer & Teddy Kollek...
As "Library Journal" notes: This massive anthology celebrates the 3000-year anniversary of the founding of the city of Jerusalem. It describes, from a Jewish perspective, the history and sociology of the city. Lavishly illustrated, the volume contains biblical quotations, rabbinic literature, travel writings, poems, songs, and fiction excerpts, the majority dating from the last 100 years. The living city amid a world of war is a theme present throughout. In the excerpts by S.Y. Agnon and Amos Oz, we are brought close to the modern dilemma and the eternal. This anthology shows and tells us how Jerusalem has lived in the hearts of the Jewish people.
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Studio: Jewish Publications Society
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 7.56" Height: 1.31" Weight: 2.36 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1995
Publisher Jewish Publications Society
ISBN 0827607040 ISBN13 9780827607040
Availability 111 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 28, 2016 04:27.
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More About Reuven Hammer & Teddy Kollek
Rabbi Reuven Hammer is the former director and dean of the Jerusalem branch of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), where he served as a professor of Rabbinic literature. He holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from JTS and a PhD from Northwestern University andwas also the founding director of the Seminary of Jewish Studies. He is the author or editor of many books, including Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers, and Themes (JPS, 2005) and Sifre: A Taanaitic Commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy, both of which are National Jewish Book Award winners.
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