THE CHOSEN FEW Theodotos son of Vettenos, priest and head of the
synagogue, rebuilt the synagogue for the reading of the Law and for the study of
the precept. . . . —Theodotos Inscription, Jerusalem, c. 50 It was said in the name
of Rabbi ...
In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492 the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing in crafts, trade, moneylending, and medicine in hundreds of places across the Old World, from Seville to Mangalore. What caused this radical change? The Chosen Few presents a new answer to this question by applying the lens of economic analysis to the key facts of fifteen formative centuries of Jewish history. Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein offer a powerful new explanation of one of the most significant transformations in Jewish history while also providing fresh insights into the growing debate about the social and economic impact of religion.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-12 - Publisher: Princeton University Press
In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492 the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing in crafts, trade, moneylending, and medicine in hundreds of places across the Old World, from Seville
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-20 - Publisher: Simon & Schuster
“An important beginning to understanding the truth over myth about Judaism in American history” (New York Journal of Books), Steven R. Weisman tells the dramatic story of the personalities that fought each other and shaped this ancient religion in America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The struggles that produced
Books about A Message Proclaimed. By divine authority, from the chosen Assembly of the redeemed people in England, To the Pope ... and to his Cardinals ... that they may appear, and come forth to triall ... Written by ... E. B. [Signed: Edward Burrough.]
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A professor of sociology at the University of California presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising important questions about the stratification of higher education in America. Reprint.