"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.
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