Jews, God and History
How have the Jews survived through so many millennia while other civilizations have declined and perished? What qualities mark the culture that has produced Moses, Christ, Spinoza, Marx, Freud, and Einstein? From ancient Palestine through Europe and the Orient, to America and modern Israel, Max I. Dimont shows how the saga of the Jews is interwoven with the story of virtually every nation on earth. This is a tale of a people escaping annihilation, fighting, falling back, advancing—a lively and fascinating look at how the Jews have contributed to humankind’s spiritual and intellectual heritage in remarkable ways, and across a remarkable span of history.
Praise for Jews, God and History
“More interesting than the facts Dimont has collected…is the fascinating reasoning of a bright and unorthodox mind.”—San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle “A book of life and hope. There are few greater documents to the vitality and perseverance of Man than this history of the Jews.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Done with warmth and vitality. Written for laymen by a scholarly layman who has a passion for his theme.”—Max Lerner “By far the liveliest popular history of the Jewish people that I have ever read. In many ways, a strikingly original synthesis of Jewish history.”—Richard B. Morris, author of The Forging of the Union, 1781–1789 and Witnesses at the Creation