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Thinkers and teachers of modern Judaism

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Published by Paragon House in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Judaism -- 20th century -- Congresses.,
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  • Jews -- Intellectual life -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Papers based on two conferences; one in Stansstad, Switzerland, on September 1-5, 1988, the other in Toledo, Spain, on November 9-13, 1989.

Statementedited by Raphael Patai and Emanuel S. Goldsmith.
ContributionsPatai, Raphael, 1910-, Goldsmith, Emanuel S., 1935-
LC ClassificationsBM30 .T47 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 242 p. ;
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1091768M
ISBN 101557787018
LC Control Number94016063

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