Presented as part of The Gershman Y’s Bagel Bites series. Join us as local authors serve up a bite of their new works while enjoying a bagel brunch! Bagels served at 11:30 am, with author presentations beginning at 12 pm. Books will also be available for purchase.
Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other. Author Martin Goodman will explore Judaism’s origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus.