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"New Jews is a thoughtful, persuasive case for why the Diaspora matters."

Secular Culture

"Offers a new way to look at contemporary Jewry, not just its present complicated realities, but the history behind the recent departures. Well researched, deeply contextualized, and written in a sprightly manner, New Jews demonstrates that Jews at the beginning of the twenty-first century have created new spaces, new places, and new faces in which to live and by which to present themselves."

—Hasia R. Diner, author of The Jews of the United States, 1654-2000

"This is a wide-ranging work..there is a definite shift afoot in thinking about matters of Jewish identity, and this is a worthwhile and useful effort toward articulating new directions."

Central Conference of American Rabbis Newsletter

"New Jews makes the provocative argument that the Israel-Diaspora dichotomy no longer exists. In a series of engaging ethnographies of Jewish communities in America, Russia and Israel, Aviv and Shneer reveal a new generation of Jews embarked on a renaissance liberated from old ideologies and committed to creating homes where they live. A celebration of pluralism, this sure-to-be controversial book finds Jewish unity not in slogans but in the common search for new identities."

—David Biale, author of Cultures of the Jews: A New History

"The authors (provoke) the reader to respond. And this is Aviv and Shneer's greatest achievement with this book: to force us, gently but insistently, to consider the global implications of a world where Zion is a given and not a proposal; where perfectly respectable Jews emigrate from Jerusalem and make pilgrimages to New York; where, indeed Los Angeles is the center of a Jewish universe."

The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

"Breaking new ground, these talented authors shake our foundational assumptions about Diaspora. A must-read not only for Jewish studies scholars, but for those who wrestle with the ambiguities of being "at home" in more than one place. Aviv and Shneer provide us with a grand journey and a grand book."

—Debra Renee Kaufman, author of Rachel's Daughters: Newly Orthodox Jewish Women

For many contemporary Jews, Israel no longer serves as the Promised Land, the center of the Jewish universe and the place of final destination. In New Jews, Caryn Aviv and David Shneer provocatively argue that there is a new generation of Jews who don't consider themselves to be eternally wandering, forever outsiders within their communities and seeking to one day find their homeland. Instead, these New Jews are at home, whether it be in Buenos Aires, San Francisco or Berlin, and are rooted within communities of their own choosing. Aviv and Shneer argue that Jews have come to the end of their diaspora; wandering no more, today's Jews are settled.

In this wide-ranging book, the authors take us around the world, to Moscow, Jerusalem, New York and Los Angeles, among other places, and find vibrant, dynamic Jewish communities where Jewish identity is increasingly flexible and inclusive. New Jews offers a compelling portrait of Jewish life today.

Book News Annotation:

Based on extensive interviews and research, Aviv (sociology) and Shneer (history; both are at the Center for Judaic Studies at the U. of Denver) examine the contemporary Jewish experience, illuminating the diverse and often non-traditional lives and beliefs of Jews, a diversity they argue is a positive aspect of Jewish culture. The book's chapters describe the wide cultural influence of Los Angeles and New York, the lives of gay and lesbian Jews, the goals of Jewish- themed tourism, Jewish museums in Los Angeles and the experience of Jews in Moscow. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The king despairs of his idle sons, so he hires a learned brahmin who promises to make their lessons in statecraft unmissable. The lessons are disguised as short stories, featuring mainly animal protagonists. Many of these narratives have traveled across the world, and are known in the West as Aesops fables.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

Synopsis:

For many contemporary Jews, Israel no longer serves as the Promised Land, the center of the Jewish universe and the place of final destination. In New Jews, Caryn Aviv and David Shneer provocatively argue that there is a new generation of Jews who don't consider themselves to be eternally wandering, forever outsiders within their communities and seeking to one day find their homeland. Instead, these New Jews are at home, whether it be in Buenos Aires, San Francisco or Berlin, and are rooted within communities of their own choosing. Aviv and Shneer argue that Jews have come to the end of their diaspora; wandering no more, today's Jews are settled.

In this wide-ranging book, the authors take us around the world, to Moscow, Jerusalem, New York and Los Angeles, among other places, and find vibrant, dynamic Jewish communities where Jewish identity is increasingly flexible and inclusive. New Jews offers a compelling portrait of Jewish life today.

About the Author

Caryn Aviv is a Marsico lecturer and an affiliated faculty with the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver.

David Shneer is director of the Program in Jewish Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814740187
Author:
Aviv, Caryn
Publisher:
New York University Press
Author:
Shneer, David
Author:
Olivelle, Patrick
Author:
Aviv, Caryn S.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Judaism - Movements
Subject:
Jews -- Identity.
Subject:
Israel and the diaspora
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Sociology-Jewish Studies
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
215
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , The king despairs of his idle sons, so he hires a learned brahmin who promises to make their lessons in statecraft unmissable. The lessons are disguised as short stories, featuring mainly animal protagonists. Many of these narratives have traveled across the world, and are known in the West as Aesops fables.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

"Synopsis" by , For many contemporary Jews, Israel no longer serves as the Promised Land, the center of the Jewish universe and the place of final destination. In New Jews, Caryn Aviv and David Shneer provocatively argue that there is a new generation of Jews who don't consider themselves to be eternally wandering, forever outsiders within their communities and seeking to one day find their homeland. Instead, these New Jews are at home, whether it be in Buenos Aires, San Francisco or Berlin, and are rooted within communities of their own choosing. Aviv and Shneer argue that Jews have come to the end of their diaspora; wandering no more, today's Jews are settled.

In this wide-ranging book, the authors take us around the world, to Moscow, Jerusalem, New York and Los Angeles, among other places, and find vibrant, dynamic Jewish communities where Jewish identity is increasingly flexible and inclusive. New Jews offers a compelling portrait of Jewish life today.

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