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An Illustrated History of Jewish Culture & Society By Norman F. Cantor (400 Pages)Publisher: Harper Collins, 1996
The Jewish Experience is an evocative collection of diverse voices expressing Jewish concerns, beliefs, and ideas. The 150 excerpts in the book are from short stories, essays, novels, biographies, memoirs and other first-person accounts and include the work of writers both familiar -- such as Bernard Malamud, Erica Jong, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Anne Frank, Primo Levi, and Martin Buber -- and obscure. Each of the selections is put into context with introductory material by Professor Norman F. Cantor. Each of the ten chapters are devoted to a specific theme in Jewish culture and experience. Taken together, these expressions of Jewish thought and feeling provide readers with an unparalleled sense of the reality of Jewish life and how it has changed throughout history.