The Invention of the Jewish People
Posted in the Brevard County Forum
#1 Aug 17, 2013
Bestselling new analysis of Jewish history by a leading Israeli historian.
A historical tour de force that demolishes the myths and taboos that have surrounded Jewish and Israeli history, The Invention of the Jewish People offers a new account of both that demands to be read and reckoned with. Was there really a forced exile in the first century, at the hands of the Romans? Should we regard the Jewish people, throughout two millennia, as both a distinct ethnic group and a putative nationóreturned at last to its Biblical homeland?
Shlomo Sand argues that most Jews actually descend from converts, whose native lands were scattered far across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The formation of a Jewish people and then a Jewish nation out of these disparate groups could only take place under the sway of a new historiography, developing in response to the rise of nationalism throughout Europe. Beneath the biblical back fill of the nineteenth-century historians, and the twentieth-century intellectuals who replaced rabbis as the architects of Jewish identity, The Invention of the Jewish People uncovers a new narrative of Israelís formation, and proposes a bold analysis of nationalism that accounts for the old myths.
After a long stay on Israelís bestseller list, and winning the coveted Aujourdíhui Award in France, The Invention of the Jewish People is finally available in English. The central importance of the conflict in the Middle East ensures that Sandís arguments will reverberate well beyond the historians and politicians that he takes to task. Without an adequate understanding of Israelís past, capable of superseding todayís opposing views, diplomatic solutions are likely to remain elusive. In this iconoclastic work of history, Shlomo Sand provides the intellectual foundations for a new vision of Israelís future.
~I know how you folks love Jew TV and Jew books- well try this one.
#2 Aug 17, 2013
You think this will make the Glenn Beck show?
You cant tell the truth or you offend Jews- period.
#3 Aug 18, 2013
Im not getting the usual paid jew disruptors here. Maybe Brevard Times would like to comment perhaps?
#4 Aug 19, 2013
Looks like those paid Hasbara Jews dont want to touch this one.
#6 Aug 20, 2013
Yes, they have many BS industries. jews thrive on BS, they even have everyone feeling sorry for them because they BS and steal so much. Its pathetic they just wont wake up!
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