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The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels

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In "The Gifts of the Jews", Thomas Cahill reveals the critical change that made Western civilisation possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions ... Show synopsis

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Paul S

Gifts of the Jews

by Paul S on Nov 16, 2013

I recommend reading this before reading the old testament. Cahill's work is an indispensable compact history of the Hebrew people, and brings out their unique contribution to the philosophy of individualism.. The timeline at the back makes everything fall into place. More

Donald  S

NEWS ALL ABOUT THE JEWS

by Donald S on Oct 3, 2013

THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK ABOUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THEIR RELATEDNESS TO CURRENT EVENTS ABOUT ALL OF US. More

ggBaltimore

Silly

by ggBaltimore on Apr 26, 2012

The useful picture of pre-Biblical society does not excuse the Author's inaccurate suppositions regarding the personalities, character and motivations of Biblical characters which conflict with boat-loads of primary sources. Overall, it's a silly book. More

Placek

The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomad

by Placek on Dec 5, 2008

Unlike his book "How the Irish saved Civilization" (which I found fascinating), Thomas Cahill's book "The Gift of the Jews" lacks scope and scholarly deapth. The author makes to many assumptions (often from his skewed opinions) about the Jews, the Bible and G-d. I was sadly disappointed with Thomas ... More

readmorebooks

A fascinating book

by readmorebooks on Nov 15, 2008

Cahill's "Hinges of Civilization" series addresses the intriguing issue of what special "gifts" particular people, places and times have given to the advancement of civilization. The first volume, "How the Irish Saved Civilization," tells the little-known story of how Irish Christians saved ancient ... More

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