Chronicle Of Jewish History: From The Patriarchs To The 21st Century is an immensely readable history of the Jewish people from the patriarchal and matriarchal period to the establishment of the State of Israel up to the Oslo Agreement. There are more than 250 one and two page historical essays illustrated with more than 400 colorful photographs and explanatory maps, as well as 12 colorful timelines. Chronicle Of Jewish History details important events and movements which shaped the experience of the Jewish people. Included are numerous biographies of heroes and heroines which emphasize their contribution to Jewish history, literature and religion. Each of the essays moves beyond names, dates and facts to key conceptual problems for understanding what it means to be Jewish in the context of world events. Chronicle Of Jewish History is a literary and historical masterpiece of scholarship written for the benefit of both students & non-specialist general readers.