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Hertzberg, Arthur

Works: 128 works in 414 publications in 9 languages and 11,067 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Pictorial works  Apologetic writings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Contributor, Creator, Other, Performer, Speaker
Classifications: BM43, 296.082
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Most widely held works about Arthur Hertzberg
Most widely held works by Arthur Hertzberg
Judaism by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

91 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 2,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews in America : four centuries of an uneasy encounter : a history by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om jødernes historie i USA fra 1654-1989
The French Enlightenment and the Jews by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's daring thesis, that "modern, secular anti-Semitism was fashioned not as a reaction to the Enlightenment and the Revolution, but within the Enlightenment and Revolution themselves", is developed after a solid analysis of the three groupings of Jews in ancien régime France: the urbane, politically assimilated Sephardic colony of Bordeaux; the less welcome protégés of the Avignon Popes; and the poor, barely tolerated "foreign" Jews of Metz and Alsace, who followed their own laws, wore their own garments, and worshipped the God of the Bible and the Talmud despite Voltaire's disapproval. The author finds that modern anti-Semitism owes less to Christian theological mentality than to doctrinaire libertarianism of such as Voltaire, d'Holbach, Diderot and Marat
Jews : the essence and character of a people by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a new and startling perspective on how Jews relate to people of other traditions while also defining the challenge, responsibility, and essence of being a Jew in our time. Jews: The Essence and Character of a People defies the conventional view of Jews that has prevailed for centuries and presents a compelling and realistic portrait of contemporary Jews. This important book is sure to stimulate passionate debate among both Jews and non-Jews
Being Jewish in America : the modern experience by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism : the key spiritual writings of the Jewish tradition by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of zionism : a secular future for Israel & Palestine by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Internationally known historian and rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, challenges us to reexamine the case for the legitimacy of the state of Israel from a secular point of view. He argues that the religious blinders of absolute thinking and hatred have obscured our vision. In this time of great turmoil in the Mideast, when conflict represents a potential nuclear threat to the region and to the world, it is an argument that is more relevant and urgent than ever." "Charting a pragmatic middle path between the Israeli right wing and critics like Edward Said and Noam Chomsky, Hertzberg chronicles the conflict between the original secular vision of Israel and the illusions that came in the subsequent riptide of Israeli triumphalism and the myths of messianism. The deep need of the Israeli people for both power and security has created a paradox, one that can only be solved when the deeper question of legitimacy is addressed in a clear-eyed, secular fashion, away from the growing threat of clashing right wings and religious violence. Hertzberg calls us to go back to the future, to the original idea behind the founding of Israel - that a people persecuted, marginalized, and murdered under state sanction need a safe land, a place to be independent and free." "Between the growing religiously motivated blindness of the right wing (Arab, Jewish, and American Christian), and the one-sided blindness of the Western liberal intelligentsia, it has become difficult to see the future. Hertzberg calls on the United States to use its power and influence to help recover the original Zionist intent and settle the questions of legitimacy and coexistence for both Israelis and Palestinians."--Jacket
The outbursts that await us, three essays on religion and culture in the United States by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish polemics by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish Polemics offers essays by one of the most widely read and respected political commentators and scholars of the Jewish experience, Arthur Hertzberg. He begins with a personal statement concerning his own past experiences as an American Jew who emigrated in 1926 from Europe, who had family murdered by the Nazis, and who actively participated in the creation of Israel. He then expands the narrative to take on the most highly charged political issues being debated
A Life Apart : Hasidism in America( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life apart relates the story of the creation of the Hasidic post-Holocaust communities in the United States
History and Jewish historians; essays and addresses by Salo W Baron( Book )

12 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing a modern Jewish history : essays in honor of Salo W. Baron( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zionist idea : a historical analysis and reader by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of writings of 37 leading thinkers of the Zionist movement, including Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha-Am, Martin Buber, Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Judah Magnes, Max Nordau, Ludwig Lewisohn, Solomon Schechter, Mordecai Kaplan, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Chaim Weizmann, and David Ben-Gurion
Anti-Semitism and Jewish uniqueness : ancient and contemporary by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home only with God : believing Jews and their children by Arnold Eagle( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And I shall dwell among them : historic synagogues of the world by Neil Folberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs of synagogues around the world, preserving the spiritual, architectural, and cultural significance of these structures
The Jews in France before the revolution; prelude to emancipation by Arthur Hertzberg( )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jew in America : my life and a people's struggle for identity by Arthur Hertzberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his life, this world-renowned rabbi, activist, author, historian, public servant, and confidante to the powerful, including Golda Meir, Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry Kissinger, has advocated that a true Jew is not an ethnic Jew who makes central his support for Israel or his fight against anti-Semitism, but rather a person deeply tied to the religion and its principles. Hertzberg traces his own self-discovery, confronting the choices he has made and offering a history of American Jews and their struggle for identity. His life is a window onto the forces that have buffeted and strengthened Jews in our times--From publisher description
Moses Mendelssohn and the religious enlightenment by David Jan Sorkin( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses Mendelssohn (1729?1786) was the premier Jewish thinker of his day and one of the best-known figures of the German Enlightenment, earning the sobriquet?the Socrates of Berlin'. He was thoroughly involved in the central issue of Enlightenment religious thinking: the inevitable conflict between reason and revelation in an age contending with individual rights and religious toleration. He did not aspire to a comprehensive philosophy of Judaism, since he thought human reason was limited, but he did see Judaism as compatible with toleration and rights. David Sorkin offers a close study of M
Heine by Ritchie Robertson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) is one of Germany's greatest writers. His agile mind and brilliant wit expressed themselves in lyrical and satirical poetry, travel writing, fiction, and essays on literature, art, politics, philosophy and history. He was a biting satirist, and a perceptive commentator on the world around him. One of his admirers, Friedrich Nietzsche, said of him:?he possessed that divine malice without which perfection, for me, is unimaginable.' Heine was conscious of living after two revolutions. The French Revolution had changed the world forever. Heine experienced its effects
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Jews : the essence and character of a people
Alternative Names
Arthur Hertzberg Amerikaans rabbijn (1921-2006)

Arthur Hertzberg polnisch-US-amerikanischer Rabbiner

Herṣberg, ʾAbraham 1921-2006

Hertsberg, Arthur

Hertsberg, Artur

Hertsberg, Artur 1921-2006

Hertzberg Avraham 1921-2006

Херцберг, Артур

ארתור הרצברג

הערצבערג, אברהם 1922-2006

הרצברג אברהם 1921-2006

הרצברג, אברהם 1922-2006

הרצברג, ארתור

הרצברג ארתור 1921-2006


English (189)

German (39)

French (27)

Spanish (4)

Portuguese (3)

Polish (3)

Hebrew (2)

Dutch (2)

Russian (1)

The French Enlightenment and the JewsJews : the essence and character of a peopleJudaism : the key spiritual writings of the Jewish traditionThe fate of zionism : a secular future for Israel & PalestineJewish polemicsWriting a modern Jewish history : essays in honor of Salo W. BaronThe Zionist idea : a historical analysis and readerAt home only with God : believing Jews and their children