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The Pride of Jacob

The Pride of Jacob

Essays on Jacob Katz and His Work

Edited by Jay M. Harris

ISBN 9780674008465

Publication date: 05/15/2002

Jacob Katz (1904–1998) was one of the greatest Jewish historians of the twentieth century. A pioneer of new foci and methods, Katz brought extraordinary insights to many aspects of Jewish life and its surrounding contexts.

With a keen eye for both “forests” and “trees,” Katz transformed our understanding of many areas of Jewish history, among them: Jewish-Christian relations in the Middle Ages, the social-historical significance of Jewish law, the rise of Orthodoxy in Germany and Hungary, and the emergence of modern anti-Semitism. In this volume, ten leading scholars critically discuss Katz’s work with an appreciation for Katz’s importance in reshaping the way Jewish history is studied.


  • Jay M. Harris is Harvard College Professor and Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies, Harvard University.

Book Details

  • Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies