Who's Who in Jewish History (Who's Who (Routledge)) by Ne Cohn-Sherbok

By Ne Cohn-Sherbok

From Karl Marx to the Marx brothers, the Routledge who is Who in Jewish historical past offers a whole reference consultant to over 1000 well-liked women and men who've formed Jewish tradition. protecting twenty centuries of Jewish heritage it provides:* targeted biographical info on every one top determine* research in their position and importance either in Jewish lifestyles and the broader tradition* a entire chronological desk exhibiting the historical past of the Jewish race* an invaluable thesaurus giving detailed definitions of Jewish phrases.

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Before World War II his work showed little Jewish attachment, but he was profoundly affected by the Holocaust. His Dialectic of Enlightenment (1949) written with Max Horkheimer discussed the roots of anti-Semitism and attempts to explain the ‘new kind of barbarism’ of the Nazi period. He continued to explore this theme in The Authoritarian Personality (1950) which was sponsored by the American Jewish committee. His other books include a series of moral aphorisms entitled Minima Moralia (1974) which was subtitled Reflections from a Damaged Life, Negative Dialectics (English 1973) in which he reflects on his status as a Holocaust survivor and Aesthetic Theory (1986) in which he discusses his philosophy of art.

Samuel became the financial adviser to Pedro the Cruel of Castile and subsequently his treasurer, supported him in the revolt of the nobles in 1354 and gave the monarchy a more secure foundation by reforming the kingdom’s finances. But Pedro’s favour was capricious and the wealth of his treasurer tempting. In 1360 Samuel was arrested and tortured to death in Seville. His fortune was confiscated by the crown and his relatives’ assets were also seized. After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, bearers of the name of Abulafia spread throughout the Orient and were especially prominent in Tiberias, Hebron, Jerusalem, Italy and Damascus, where they were renowned as rabbis, mystics, scholars and poets.

In 1847 she published the first attempt at a history of the Jews in England. AHAD HA-AM (Asher Hirsch Ginsberg) 1856–1927. Hebrew writer and exponent of cultural Zionism. Among the important figures in the early Zionist movement, Ahad Ha-Am has a place unlike that of any other. He was not a leader, an organizer or an orator, but a critic with a sharp and rational mind and a lucid pen. Behind his cautious scepticism was a positive concept of Zionism that depended on neither political status nor mass settlement, but on a spiritual and cultural centre in the homeland.

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