At Home in Exile

At Home in Exile

Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews

Book - 2014
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"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.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780807033135
0807033138
Branch Call Number: 909.04924 W8321a 2014
Characteristics: 272 pages ; 24 cm

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