A Jewish Historical Agenda? https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/history-ideas/2018/08/a-jewish-historical-agenda/

Jews never invented the study or writing of “history,” but they did invent the idea of a beginning and an end for mankind as a whole.

August 27, 2018 | Eric Mechoulan
About the author: Eric Mechoulan is a professor of history and geography in Paris.
This is a response to What Is the Meaning of Jewish History?, originally published in Mosaic in August 2018

Jewish prisoners outside Jerusalem after the destruction of the Temple by the Babylonians, as depicted in Flight of the Prisoners by James Tissot, c. 1896-1902. Jewish Museum.
My deep thanks to Jon D. Levenson and Hillel Halkin for their penetrating and thought-provoking responses to my essay, “What Is the Meaning of Jewish History?” In what follows, I draw on each of them in an effort to advance further our mutual understanding of the issues involved in any attempt to answer the question raised by my title.

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