Heritage: Civilization and the Jews by Abba EbanAn impeccably created digest on the four thousand remarkable people called the Jews, that have now returned to their ancient homeland, and a companion volume to the excellent documentary series of the same name, narrated by the illustrious Abba Eban.
The book is gorgeously illustrated with photographs, colourful informative maps and exquisite works of art. It is divided into twelve chapters, and provides the background history of the wolrd in which the Jewish people found itself, the experiences of the Jews and their vast contribution to world civilization.
Some very palpable points made such as the thousands year unbroken connection of the Jewish people with Jerusalem. With the destruction of the Temple Jerusalem retained a centrality in Jewish hearts and minds that never ended. He quotes Jewish scriptures : There is no wisdom like the wisdom of the Land of Israel. There is no beauty like the beauty of Jerusalem.
Jews lived in Jerusalem at various times during the two thousand year exile and there has been a Jewish majority in Jerusalem since the 1860s.
A thin but continuous line of Jewish continuity , this digest illustrates remained in Jerusalem, Safed, Jaffa and Hebron, before the rebirth of the modern Zionist movement. Every one of the conquerors of the Holy Land had its origins elsewhere, Palestine was never the birthplace of any people other than the Jews, . The idea of Palestine as their homeland was never
Penetrating an analysis of Jew-hatred including those from so-called enlightened rulers and philosophers, begging the question today when Jew-hatred in the form of anti-Zionism (hatred of Israel and Israelis down to the last child) pervades governments, media, educational institutions , governments and NGOs and we have to ask now as in three hundred years ago, how those who claim to be enlightened can remain silent about this hatred in their midst.
A really colourful volume, informative and a pleasure to read, taking us from the beginnings of the Jewish people in ancient times, to the rebirth of the state of Israel, its struggle for survival and contribution to the world.
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Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
Sign in. No host? No problem. Watch funny moments, inspiring speeches, and more highlights from the Emmy Awards. Watch now. Title: Heritage: Civilization and the Jews —. Three DVDs teaching about the Jews as a people, from ancient times to the present.
The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See details for additional description. This is a great series about Jewish history and civilizations history in general. A bit slow for some of todays viewers but still a classic as it was when it was first shown on PBS so many years ago. CD ROM is an added bonus. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: Pre-owned.