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Author Oz, Amos.
Title Jews and words / Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger.
Published New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2012.
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 Floor2  DS113 .O98 2012    DUE 02-28-18
Description xiv, 232 p. ; 21 cm.
Note "A companion volume to the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Continuity -- Vocal women -- Time and timelessness -- Each person has a name; or, do Jews need Judaism?
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.
Subject Jews -- Intellectual life.
Jews -- Origin.
Jews -- History.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Hebrew literature -- History and criticism.
Judaism -- History.
Jewish religious education.
Jews -- Civilization.
Language and languages -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Related Names Oz-Salzberger, Fania.
ISBN 9780300156478 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300156472 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 785874512