The Way Jews Lived: Five Hundred Years Of Printed Words And Images
The Way Jews Lived: Five Hundred Years of Printed Words and Images
The author presents through pictures and text a social history of Jewish life and art in the last 500 years. Each chapter relates the brief history of a period, devoting particular attention to events concerning Jewish life.
In her riveting new work, The Way Jews Lived, author Connie Harris masterfully explores over six centuries of Jewish social history with keen eye and balanced perspective. This important study skillfully offers the reader a rare glimpse into the interconnection between complex world events and how Jewish life, with all its triumphs and challenges, is woven irrevocably through them. This enlightening book is a thorough, clearly organized examination which seems to leave no stone unturned, particularly in its fascinating analysis of the rise of anti Semitism in 19th century central Europe. Sometimes inspiring, occasionally bittersweet, this collection which personifies the heroic struggle of our people is a consistently thought-provoking, entertaining read. I heartily recommend The Way Jews Lived to anyone, regardless of faith, who has a healthy appetite for knowledge. Rabbi Steven Weil, Senior Rabbi, Beth Jacob Congregation, Beverly Hills, California. Constance Harris has discovered a trove...