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At home in exile : why diaspora is good for the Jews / Alan Wolfe.

Author/Creator:
Wolfe, Alan, 1942- author.
Publication:
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
272 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Jewish diaspora.
Zionism and Judaism.
Jews -- Identity.
Jews -- United States -- Identity.
United States
Summary:
"The Holocaust followed by Israel's creation constituted a kind of civil religion for Jews, reminding them of their eternal vulnerability while offering salvation in the form of statehood. Memories inevitably change, however, and as the impact of these two titanic events fade, an increasingly number of Judiasm's next generation is starting to reject the particularism associated with both events in favor of a rebirth of the universalism that once characterized life in the diaspora. In this book I argue that this is a positive moment, both for Jews and the non-Jews with whom they live"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: Diaspora's Destiny
Chapter 1 We'll Rot till We Stink
Chapter 2 Defenders of Diaspora
Chapter 3 The Secularization of Particularism
Chapter 4 A Tale of Two Rabbis
Chapter 5 The Lost Jews, the Last Jews
Chapter 6 Anti-Anti-Semitism
Chapter 7 The End of Exilic History?
Personal Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780807033135 (hardback)
0807033138 (hardback)
9780807033142 (ebook)
0807033146 (ebook)
OCLC:
869904745
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