This outstanding volume of 26 essays represents a cross-section of the writings of Arnold J. Band on Jewish literature. Band, a renowned Jewish studies and humanities scholar, writes on such topics as literature in historic context, interpretations of Hasidic tales and other traditional texts, Zionism, S. Y. Agnon and other important Israeli writers, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, Jewish studies, and the Jewish community. Scholars and students of literature--particularly Jewish literature--and Jewish studies won't want to miss this remarkable collection.
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