By Burton Visotzky, David Fishman
From Mesopotamia to Modernity is a one quantity advent to either Jewish heritage and literature from its earliest occasions as much as the current. best specialists in each one box of Jewish historical past and literature give a contribution unique and complete essays introducing their topics. starting readers will examine the rudiments for extra learn, and students should be refreshed through the balanced, but demanding remedies chanced on here.These introductory essays conceal so much significant facets of Jewish reports from the Bible and its time as much as glossy Judaism. The paintings is designed to serve undergraduate and graduate classes in Judaism in addition to Church and Synagogue grownup research classes. perfect for interpreting teams, this paintings will lead readers to extra learn of the various topics thought of. every one essay covers the fundamental box, be it in a given period of Jewish historical past or in an outlined zone of Jewish literature. feedback for additional analyzing will support the reader in relocating past this quantity to discover a given sector in additional aspect. The introductions variety from encyclopedic element via elegiac essay and enthusiastic appreciation of the sphere thought of. The authors carry positions in significant educational associations through the usa and Israel.