Scattered Among the Peoples

Scattered Among the Peoples In Scattered Among the Peoples historian Allan Levine presents a vivid and distinctly human perspective on how the Jewish people survived eight hundred years of persecution and forced migration buil

  • Title: Scattered Among the Peoples
  • Author: Allan Levine
  • ISBN: 9781585673575
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Scattered Among the Peoples, historian Allan Levine presents a vivid and distinctly human perspective on how the Jewish people survived eight hundred years of persecution and forced migration, building and rebuilding their lives and communities Structured as a chronological series of twelve moment in time portraits, focusing on individuals and their interaction withIn Scattered Among the Peoples, historian Allan Levine presents a vivid and distinctly human perspective on how the Jewish people survived eight hundred years of persecution and forced migration, building and rebuilding their lives and communities Structured as a chronological series of twelve moment in time portraits, focusing on individuals and their interaction with their families and society, the narrative carries readers through the economic, political, social and intellectual climates of some of the world s most famous and fascinating cosmopolitan centers From the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, to the emigration of Soviet Jews from Russia following the Six Day War in Israel in 1967, Levine s masterful account describes expulsions and scandals, false messiahs and the first ghetto, assassinations, blood libels, the learning and wealth that sprung up in distant cities, and some devastating reversals of fortune Above all, this compelling saga chronicles the lives of a vibrant cast of characters well known historical figures, as well as many who have been forgotten The successes and the failures of so many as teachers, rabbis, merchants, writers, soldiers, and physicians add a colorful and accessible dimension to this sprawling history of the Diaspora Scattered Among the Peoples is an impressive and immensely readable book, one that is an important contribution to the literature of Jewish history.

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    1. The 12 portraits Levine chooses are an insightful representation of the Jewish experience. I really came to understand the depth and consistency with which the Jewish people have been viewed as the Other. It's a fact that I've always known, but seeing it in so many contexts made it hit my emotions in a new way. Plus, he gives other great historical insights, like the fact that it was a Jew who made it possible to stop the Ottoman Empire at the gates of Vienna.

    2. Read this for work as we will offer a class on the subject next year. Some of the chapters were quite good and gave a view of the Jewish experience that I hadn't heard previously. Other chapters focused too much on "wealthy" or "court" Jews and didn't have enough information about how most people lived. Another flaw was that the book started in 1492 so information about the Diaspora from the time of the destruction of the 2nd Temple wasn't included.

    3. To follow the experience of the Jews through the centuries using 7 different cities where they were prominent was very enlightning.

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