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By S. N. Eisenstadt

This quantity brings jointly numerous of Prof. S.N. Eisenstadt's essays written through the years on Jewish heritage and id. the key argument of the essays follows the Weberian view of Jewish historic adventure as that of a different civilization, as a special nice faith, the 1st monotheistic civilization with out, besides the fact that, accepting a lot of Weber's concrete analyses. The center of the argument that underlies those essays is, that how to comprehend the Jewish adventure is to seem on Jews not only as a non secular or ethnic workforce, country or "people," even supposing they've been all of those, yet as bearers of a unique civilization. those essays research the old event of the Jewish humans and groups in historic medieval and smooth instances within the framework of such civilizational research during which exact consciousness is given to the research of Israeli society and to the continuous altering position of Israel in a critical component to Jewish identification, according to the various old adventure and collective agendas of the Jewish communities."

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