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Jewish History Bibliography

Jewish History

Title Author Pub. Desc.
A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People from the Time of Abraham to the Present Barnavi, Eli (ed) London: Kupercard, 1998 user-friendly atlas with lots of maps, graphs and pics
A History of the Jewish People Ben Sasson, H. H. (ed) Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976 The classic text book of Jewish history
O Jerusalem Collins, Larry & Lapierre, Dominique New York: Pocket Books, 1972 A great book about the War of Independence and the Battle for Jerusalem in 1948
The Siege-The Story of Israel and Zionism Cruise-O’Brian, Conner London: Paladin Grafton Books, 1982 Good overview of Modern History of Zionism and Israel
The War Against the Jews 1933-1945 Dawidowicz, Lucy New York: Bantam Books, 1975 The classic explanation of the uniqueness of the Holocaust
Miraculous Journey-A Complete History of the Jewish People from the Creation to the Present Eisen, Yosef Jerusalem: Targum Press, 2004 Comprehensive frum overview of all Jewish History
The Pity of it All-A Portrait of German-Jewish Epoch 1743-1933 Elon, Amos New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2002 A must-read account of German-Jewish life from the Enlightenment till Nazism
Legacy of Sinai Fendel, Zechariah New York: The Rabbi Jacob Joseph School Press, 1981 Excellent overview of the chain of transmission of the Torah
The Routledge Jewish History Atlas Gilbert, Martin New York: Routledge, 2003 Excellent collection of maps related to Jewish history
The Holocaust-A History of the Jews of Europe during the Second World War Gilbert, Martin New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 1985 Powerful narrative history of the Holocaust
The Jewish Connection GoldBerg, M. Hirsh Lanham, Maryland: Scarborough House, 1993 Great collection of facts and trivia about the impact of Jews, Judaism and the Bible on civilization
What Did They Think of the Jews? Gould, Alan (ed.) New York: Jason Aronson Inc., 1991 Great collection of quotes about Jews from famous personalities
The Jewish State-The Struggle for Israel’s Soul. New York: basic Books, 2000 Hazony, Yoram New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2002 Background to the Zionism and Post-Zionism intellectual struggle in modern Israel
The Arab Israeli Wars-War and Peace in the Middle East from the War of Independence through Lebanon Herzog, Chaim New York: Vintage Books, 1984 Excellent one volume overview
The Pity of it All-A Portrait of German-Jewish Epoch 1743-1933 Elon, Amos New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2002 A must-read account of German-Jewish life from the Enlightenment till Nazism
Critical Documents in Jewish History-A Sourcebook Isaacs, Ronald & Olitzky, Kerry. (ed.) New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc., 1995 Good collection of documents
A History of the Jewish People Johnson, Paul London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987 Easy-to-read overview of all of Jewish History. Non-frum perspective
Josephus-The Complete Works. Several editions available Translation of William Whiston is most easily found (Christian slant). Also translation of Paul Maier: Josephus-The Essential Writings. The classic account of both the Second Temple Period and the Great Revolt of 67-70 C.E.
The Biblical Heritage of American Democracy Katsh, Abraham New York: Ktav Publishing House Inc., 1977 Good source for Jewish and Biblical impact on America
The Jew in the Modern World-A Documentary History Mendes-Flour, Paul & Reinharz, Paul. (editors) Oxford: Oxford University Press: 1995 The BEST collection of primary sources on modern Jewish history
Six Days of War-June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East Oren, Michael Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002 Excellent background to ’67 war and its long-term impact
Why the Jews-The Reason for Antisemitism Prager, Dennis & Telushkin, Joseph New York: Touchstone, 2003 The must-read explanation of the REAL reason for antisemtism
Scattered Among the Nations-Documents Affecting Jewish History 49 to 1975 Rubin, Alexis P., (ed.) New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc., 1995 Good collection of primary sources
Text and Traditions-A Source Reader for the Study of the Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism Schiffman, Lawrence H. (ed.) Hoboken, New Jersey: Ktav Publishing House, 1998 Excellent source book for the Second Temple Period
The Bible and Civilization Sivan, Gabriel Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, 1973 Excellent collection of information on the impact of Judaism and the Bible on Civilization
Crash Course in Jewish History-From Abraham to Modern Israel Spiro, Ken Jerusalem: Targum/aish.com, 2010 The best one-volume overview of Jewish history. If you don’t believe me, ask my mother 😉
WorldPerfect-the Jewish Impact on Civilization Spiro, Ken Deerfield Beach, Florida: Health Communications Inc. 2002 In my unbiased opinion-a must-read for your dose of Jewish pride
(3 Volumes). Echoes of Glory; Herald of Destiny; Triumph of Survival Wein, Berel New York: Shaar Press 3 volumes covering Jewish history from classical period to present-frum perspective
Middle East Bibliography

Middle East

Title Author Pub. Desc.
Myths and Facts-A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

Bard,Mitchell

AICE: Maryland Updated versions are printed every year-a must-own source book
O Jerusalem Collins, Larry & Lapierre, Dominique New York: Pocket Books, 1972 A great book about the War of Independence and the Battle for Jerusalem in 1948
The Siege-The Story of Israel and Zionism Cruise-O’Brian, Conner

London: Paladin Grafton Books, 1982

Good overview of Modern History of Zionism and Israel

The Case for Israel

Dershowitz, Alan

New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003

A thorough overview of all the key issues related to Israel and the Middle East conflict

The Arab-Israeli Conflict-Its history in Maps

Gilbert,Martin

Jerusalem: Steimatzky Ltd. 1990

large selection of good maps on every possible topic

The Israel Test

Gilder, George

USA: Richard Vigilante Books, 2009

Tremendous insight into how a country’s treatment of Israel is a reflection of the values of that country

The Jewish State-The Struggle for Israel’s Soul

Hazony, Yoram

New York: Basic Books, 2000

Background to the Zionism and Post-Zionism intellectual struggle in modern Israel

The Arab Israeli Wars-War and Peace in the Middle East from the War of Independence through Lebanon

Herzog, Chaim

New York: Vintage Books, 1984

Excellent one-volume overview of all of Israel’s wars

Islamic Imperialism-A History.

Karsh, Efraim

New Haven: Yale University Press 2006

A balanced and insightful look at the history and politics of Islam and its expansion

The Middle East-A Brief History of Last 2,000 Years

Lewis, Bernard

New York: Touchstone, 1995

Excellent, comprehensive overview of the history of the Middle East & Islam

Six Days of War-June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Oren, Michael

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002

Insightful look into the ’67 war and its long-term impact
From Time Immemorial-The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine

Peters, Joan

New York: Harper & Rowe, 1984

Excellent back ground material and the definitive sourcebook on the demographics of the Arab and Jewish populations of Palestine/Israel

Why the Jews-The Reason For Antisemtism

Prager, Dennis & Telushkin, Joseph

New York: Touchstone, 2003

The Best book to understand the true cause of all antisemtism

WorldPerfect-The Jewish Impact on Civilization

Spiro, Ken

Deerfield Beach, Florida: HCI, 2002

One of the best books ever written-ask my mother –seriously, a great source for building Jewish pride

Crash Course in Jewish History-From Abraham to Modern Israel

Spiro,Ken

Jerusalem: Menucha Publishers, 2010

In all modesty-an excellent overview of Jewish history. Great way to get the “big picture.”

The Land Question in Palestine, 1917-1939

Stein, Kenneth

Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1984

Good source of information on pre-state, Jewish land acquisition

The Dhimmi-Jews and Christians Under Islam

Ye’or, Bat

Fairliegh Dikenson U. Press, 1985

The ultimate sourcebook on the topic

Online Resources on the Middle East

Name Description Link
AIPAC

The American –Israel Public Affairs Committee

CAMERA

Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America

Honest Reporting

Defending Israel from Media Bias

Jerusalem U

Israel Inside/Out course

Kenspiro.com

Crash Course in Jewish History Articles

Kenspiro.com

Crash Course in Jewish History Audio

MEMRI

Middle east Media Research Institute

Stand With Us

Supporting Israel Around he World

UN Watch

Monitoring the United Nations, Promoting Human Rights

Antisemtism & The Holocaust Bibliography

Antisemitism

Title Author Pub. Desc.
The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism

Bostom, Andrew G., (editor)

New York: Prometheus Books, 2008 A monumental compendium of sources on the subject of Islamic anti-semitism
Jews, Antisemitism and the Middle East Curtis, Michael New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2013
The War Against the Jews 1933-1945 Dawidowicz, Lucy

New York: Bantam Books, 1975

The Case for Israel

Dershowitz, Alan

New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003

A thorough overview of all the key issues related to Israel and the Middle East conflict

The Holocaust-A History of the Jews of Europe during the Second World War

Gilbert,Martin

New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1985

A powerful narrative history of the Holocaust

Hitler’s Willing Executioners-Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

London: Abacus, 1996

The Israel Test

Guilder, George

USA: Richard Vigilante Books, 2009

Semites and Anti-Semites

Lewis, Bernard

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999

History on Trial-My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier

Lipstadt, Deborah E.

New York: Harper Collins, 2006

While 6 Million Died-A Chronicle of American Apathy

Morse, Aurthur D.

New York: Ace Publishing Corporation, 1968

Why the Jews?

Prager, Dennis, and Telushkin, Joseph

New York: Touchstone, 2003

The must-read explanation of the REAL reason for anti-semitism. (Read WorldPerfect first and then read this book. The best concise explanation for anti-semitism)
Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers-The untold story of Nazi racial laws and the men of Jewish descent in the German military

Rigg, Bryan Mark

Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2002

Absolutely fascinating!

WorldPerfect-The Jewish Impact on Civilization

Spiro, Ken

Deerfield Beach, Florida: HCI, 2002

One of the best books ever written-ask my mother –seriously, a great source for building Jewish pride

From Ambivalence to Betrayal-The Left, the Jews and Israel

Wistrich, Robert

Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2012

Antisemitism-The Longest Hatred

Wistrich, Robert

London: Thames Methuen, 1991

A Lethal Obsession-Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad

Wistrich, Robert

New York: Random House, 2010

An encyclopedic and exhaustive study of anti-semitism

**For a free, comprehensive overview of all of Jewish History visit: www.aish.com/jewishhistory A Crash Course in Jewish History (Also available as an audio download from the MP3 download site of aishaudio.com)

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