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A GREAT HISTORY OF A GREAT PEOPLE

AN EPOCH-MAKING WORK COVERING A PERIOD
OF ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND YEARS

PROF. HElNRlCH GRAETZ'S

HISTORY OF THE JEWS

THE MOST AUTHORITATIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE

HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

HANDSOMELY AND DURABLY BOUND IN SIX VOLUMES

Contains more than 4000 pages, a Copious Index of more than 8000 Subjects, and

a Number of Good Sized Colored Maps.

SOME ENTHUSIASTIC APPRECIATIONS

DIFFICULT TASK PERFORMED WITH CONSUMMATE SKILL

"Graetz's'GeschichtederJuden' has superseded all former works of its kind, and has been translated into English, Russian and Hebrew, and partly into Yiddish and French. That some of these translations have been edited three or four times—a very rare occurrence in Jewish literature—are in themselves proofs of the worth of the work. The material for Jewish history being so varied, the sources so scattered in the literatures of all nations, made the presentation of this history a very difficult undertaking, and it cannot be denied that Graetz performed his task with consummate skill."—The Jewish Encyclopedia.

GREATEST AUTHORITY ON SUBJECT

"Professor Graetz is the historiographer par excellence of the Jews. His work, at present the authority upon the subject o( Jewish History, bids fair to hold its pre-eminent position for some time, perhaps decades."—Prefmct to Index Volume*

MOST DESIRABLE TEXT-BOOK

"If one desires to study the history of the Jewish people under the direction of a scholar and pleasant writer who is in sympathy with his subject, because he is himself a Jew, he should resort to the volumes of Graetz."—Review ofHeviev/i (New York).

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Year Book

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September 26, 1908, to September 15, 1909

Edited by

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PREFACE I

The present, which is the tenth issue of the American JewIsh Year Book, appears under a slightly different arrangement than has heretofore obtained with regard to this annual. Though the publisher is still The Jewish Publication Society Op America, the compilation of the work has been taken over by the American Jewish Committee. The Year Book, which was first edited by Dr. Cyrus Adler, afterwards by Dr. Adler and Miss Henrietta Szold in collaboration, and later by Miss Szold, was found by the Publication Society to entail too great a charge upon its annual budget, and that Society had the intention of relinquishing the task. The American Jewish Committee being persuaded of the importance of the Year Book for the purpose of organizing the Jews of America into a compact whole and of its usefulness to its own organization, a joint arrangement has been entered into whereby the American Jewish Committee is responsible for the cost of the compilation of the book, and the PubliCation Society for its actual issuance. In view of this arrangement, it has been thought proper to include in this

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