The Chosen: The History of an Idea, the Anatomy of an Obsession (Hardback)A. Beker (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
"Well-researched, insightful, Avi Beker s volume on the theme of the chosenness of the Jewish people responds to many questions, both ancient and contemporary, that are worthy of the reader s interest." - Elie Wiesel, author of Night
"The Chosen takes up a concept that goes straight to the heart and root of Judaism - the role of chosenness that the Jews saw for themselves and the role which they played in the unfolding history of our civilization. Beker makes an important contribution in taking us back to the sources of the deep and embedded hatred of the Jews over the centuries. This scope of the book makes it very important to scholars, activists, and anyone interested in a very unique approach to an ancient puzzle." - Natan Sharansky, Israel s Minister for Jerusalem & Diaspora Affairs, and former Jewish human rights activist
"Avi Beker s The Chosen is the most important book on Jewish identity to appear in recent times. Highly readable, yet based on extensive scholarship, The Chosen portrays the drama of Jewish history and identity through an exploration of Judaism s key defining concept. Beker s is the first work of this nature to appear since the twelfth century." - David Chanoff, co-author of Ariel Sharon s Warrior: An Autobiography
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