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A History of the Jewish People by Max…

A History of the Jewish People (1927)

by Max Leopold Margolis, Alexander Marx

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Jewish history is long and interwoven with universals. It is practically the history of civilization, commencing 2000 BC and in this work concluding with the Palestinian Mandate in 1925.

Includes the story of the martyred Messiah Jew, Jesus.

Recounts in detail the intermittent but eventually systematic introduction of graven images by Roman rulers into Jewish communities - igniting Zionism. [179, 185]

While scholarly and comprehensive with such a rich tale in a single volume, it does contain significant omissions. No explanation for how Jewish communities suddenly appeared in the Caucuses and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages. No mention of the Khazars -- a warrior people of Turkish stock who were wedged between two major 8th century world powers: Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire knights were advancing from the West, and Muslim armies were advancing from the Persian East. The Khazars chose to become Jews. {In "The Thirteenth Tribe", Arthur Koestler shows that the majority of world Jewry, descending from Ashkenazi Jews, are of Khazar descent.}
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It is a difficult task to tell the story of the life of the Jewish people, from the dim beginnings to the present day, within the limits of a single volume.
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