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Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger.

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Author: Oz, Amos
Other Names: Oz-Salzberger, Fania,
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]
Topics: Jews - Intellectual life. | Jews - Origin. | Jews - History. | Hebrew literature - History and criticism. | Judaism - History. | Hebrew literature - History and criticism. | Jews - History. | Jews - Intellectual life. | Jews - Origin. | Judaism - History. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Anthropology - Cultural. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Discrimination & Race Relations. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Ethnic Studies - General. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Minority Studies. | LITERARY CRITICISM - Jewish. | Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Bible. -- O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Genres: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages)
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-223) and index.
ISBN: 9780300156775 (electronic bk.)
0300156774 (electronic bk.)
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Copyright: ©2012
Summary: The authors roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Father and daughter tell the tales behind Judaism's most enduring names, adages, disputes, texts, and quips. These words, they argue, compose the chain connecting Abraham with the Jews of every subsequent generation. From the unnamed, possibly female author of the Song of Songs through obscure Talmudists to contemporary writers, they suggest that Jewish continuity, even Jewish uniqueness, depends not on central places, monuments, heroic personalities, or rituals but rather on written words and an ongoing debate between the generations.
Notes: "A companion volume to the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization."
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Other Names: Oz-Salzberger, Fania, author.

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