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The Jews: A History, 2nd Edition

By John Efron

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Nov 26, 2013


The Jews: A History, second edition, explores the religious, cultural, social, and economic diversity of the Jewish people and their faith. The latest edition incorporates new research and includes a broader spectrum of people - mothers, children, workers, students, artists, and radicals - whose perspectives greatly expand the story of Jewish life.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Ancient Israel and other Ancestors

Chapter 2: Becoming the People of the Book

Chapter 3: Jews and Greeks, Jews in Greek

Chapter 4: Between Caesar and God

Chapter 5: Rabbinic Revelations

Chapter 6: Under the Crescent

Chapter 7: Under the Cross

Chapter 8: A Jewish Renaissance

Chapter 9: New Worlds, East and West

Chapter 10: The State of the Jews, Jews and the State

Chapter 11: Modern Transformations

Chapter 12: The Politics of Being Jewish

Chapter 13: A World Upended

Chapter 14: The Holocaust

Chapter 15: Difficult Freedoms


The Jews: A History, 2nd Edition

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