The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jewish History and Culture

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Penguin, 2004 - Religion - 435 pages
One of our most popular religion and history titles-updated and revised.

This guide contains a complete, authoritative account of the Jewish people- including profiles of Biblical and political leaders-and focuses on understanding the Jewish influence on American and world culture, offering insights into the Yiddish and Hebrew languages, theater, art, literature, comedy, film, television, and more.

 

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Contents

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IV
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V
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VI
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VIII
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X
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CXLI
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CXLII
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CXLIII
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CXLV
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CXLVI
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CXLVII
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CXLVIII
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CL
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XI
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLVI
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XLVII
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XLIX
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L
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LII
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LIII
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LV
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LVI
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LVII
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LIX
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LX
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LXI
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LXII
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LXIII
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LXIV
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LXV
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LXVI
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LXVII
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LXVIII
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LXIX
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LXX
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LXXI
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LXXII
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LXXIII
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LXXIV
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LXXV
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LXXVI
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LXXVIII
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LXXIX
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LXXX
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LXXXI
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LXXXIII
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LXXXIV
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LXXXV
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LXXXVI
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LXXXVII
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LXXXVIII
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LXXXIX
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XC
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XCI
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XCII
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XCIII
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XCIV
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XCV
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XCVI
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XCVIII
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CI
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CII
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CIII
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CIV
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CV
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CVI
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CVIII
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CIX
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CX
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CXI
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CXII
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CXIII
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CXIV
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CXV
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CXVI
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CXVII
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CXVIII
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CXIX
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CXXI
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CXXII
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CXXIII
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CXXIV
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CXXV
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CXXVI
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CXXVII
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CXXVIII
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CXXIX
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CXXX
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CXXXII
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CXXXIII
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CXXXIV
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CXXXV
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CXXXVI
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CXXXVII
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CXXXVIII
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CXXXIX
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CXL
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CLIII
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CLIV
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CLV
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CLVI
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CLVIII
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CLIX
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CLX
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CLXI
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CLXII
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CLXIII
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CLXXIII
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CLXXVI
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CLXXVIII
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CLXXIX
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CLXXX
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CLXXXI
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CLXXXII
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CLXXXIII
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CLXXXIV
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CLXXXV
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CLXXXVII
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CLXXXVIII
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CXC
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CXCI
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CXCII
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CXCIII
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CXCIV
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CXCV
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CXCVI
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CXCVII
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CXCVIII
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CXCIX
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CC
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CCI
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CCII
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CCIII
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CCIV
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CCV
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CCVI
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CCVII
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CCVIII
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CCIX
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CCX
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CCXI
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CCXII
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CCXIV
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CCXV
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CCXVI
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CCXVIII
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CCXIX
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CCXX
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CCXXI
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CCXXII
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CCXXIII
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CCXXV
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CCXXVI
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CCXXVIII
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CCXXX
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CCXXXI
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CCXXXII
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CCXXXIV
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CCXXXV
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CCXXXVI
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CCXXXVII
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CCXXXVIII
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CCXL
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CCXLI
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CCXLIII
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CCXLIV
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CCXLV
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CCXLVI
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CCXLVII
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CCXLVIII
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CCXLIX
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CCL
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CCLI
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CCLII
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CCLV
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CCLVII
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CCLVIII
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CCLIX
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CCLXI
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CCLXII
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CCLXIII
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CCLXV
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CCLXVI
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CCLXVII
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CCLXVIII
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CCLXIX
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CCLXXI
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CCLXXIII
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CCLXXIV
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CCLXXV
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CCLXXVI
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CCLXXVII
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CCLXXIX
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CCLXXXI
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CCLXXXIII
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BENJAMIN BLECH, a tenth-generation rabbi, is a nationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. He is associate professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University in New York City and rabbi emeritus of the Young Israel of Oceanside congregation in Oceanside, New York.  The author of Understanding Judaism and many other books, Rabbi Blech has appeared frequently on national television and has written for a host of national magazines and scholarly journals.  He resides in New York City.

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