For a Kinder, Gentler Society
True Jew
Challenging the Stereotype
  • Bernard Beck
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True Jew. Challenging the Stereotype
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This book offers information to everyone who is thinking about the position of Jews in today's world and in history.

Throughout most of the Common Era there were two groups of Jews in the world: those who were visible and counted within the community, and those who "traveled under the radar" and were not counted until the latter part of the 18th century when they suddenly reappeared and took their place as the new Jewish artists, musicians and authors. The book is about where they were, why they suddenly reappeared, and what lessons can be learned from their hidden identity and their reappearance.

The author also examines contemporary Jews' own varying views of Jewishness and discusses what it means to be a Jew today.

About the Author

Bernard Beck spent most of his life in business and as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Rutgers University, and has served as a teacher and principal of an after-school Hebrew school. He is also author of The Bible, The Greatest Marketing Tool Ever Written (2010).

About the Book
From the time of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem to 500 CE, the world's Jewish population had shrunk from 4.5 million to 1.1 million; then the Jewish population increased at more than five times the global growth rate. Are the numbers...
From the time of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem to 500 CE, the world's Jewish population had shrunk from 4.5 million to 1.1 million; then the Jewish population increased at more than five times the global growth rate. Are the numbers real? How did that happen? The author provides statistics and charts documenting what happened.

In style, the book is both a mystery story and an expose. It is written in a light and accessible manner in which its startling revelations are well documented and substantiated. Because its content is in opposition to some commonly held beliefs, the book provides a good basis for discussion and debate. Much of the information contained in the book is presented from a fresh perspective which opens up formerly unarticulated and perhaps even forbidden concepts to modern exploration.

In its final chapters the book makes a strong case for a major change in the Jewish community. The book will be of particular interest to
  1. Anyone interested in the role of Jews in world history
  2. Jews who are proud of their Jewish heritage and identity, yet feel disenfranchised and
  3. Jews who are trying to find their place in the changing religious world
  4. Students of art history who are interested in the disproportionate impact of Jews on the arts


Pages 180
Year: 2012
BISAC: HIS022000
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ISBN: 978-0-87586-903-2
Price: USD 22.95
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ISBN: 978-0-87586-904-9
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