Contemporary Jewish Civilization Selected Syllabi (Selected Syllabi University Teaching of Jewish Civilization Series) by Gideon Shimoni

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  • Study and teaching (Higher),
  • Outlines, syllabi, etc,
  • 1945-,
  • Modern period, 1750-,
  • History,
  • Jewish Sociology,
  • 1789-1945,
  • Jews,
  • Judaism

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Number of Pages254
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ISBN 100910129282
ISBN 109780910129282

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