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Judaism in the Modern World (B.G. Rudolph Lectures in Judaic Studies)

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As anti-semitism finds new followers and Israel makes peace with old enemies, Jews in the modern world face constantly metamorphosizing relationships. From the eighteenth century to the present, unprecedented opportunities have grown up alongside new challenges for the Jewish people. While modern society is permitting Judaism a place, profound questions over Jewish identity are taking shape.

The essays gathered in Judaism in the Modern World address the issue of Jewish persistence amidst changing forms of identity. Exploring a wide range of sources, the essayists examine historical issues, the Holocaust and its repercussions, literature, and theological dimensions while seeking the nature of Judaism in modern times. As they reassess Judaism's past while pursuing a meaningful Jewish future, these essays raise crucial questions about the tradition's central mythic structures, such as covenant and redemption.

The contributors to this volume broach everything from feminism to the creation of the state of Israel. Sander Gilman illustrates how Jewish identity is inextricably linked to the physical, showing how racial identity both reflects and defines Jewishness. Raul Hilberg examines Holocaust remembrance, in the wake of Holocaust denial, as an act of revolt. A wide-ranging and thoughtful collection, Judaism in the Modern World will appeal to readers concerned with the fate of Judaism in the modern era.

Synopsis:

"An excellent overview of the history of Jewish mysticism from its early beginnings to contemporary Hasidism...scholarly and complex."

Library Journal

"An excellent work, clear and solidly documented by Joseph Dan on Gershom Scholem and on his work."

Notes Bibliographiques

"An excellent guide to Scholem's work."

Christian Century

Synopsis:

As anti-semitism finds new followers and Israel makes peace with old enemies, Jews in the modern world face constantly metamorphosizing relationships. From the eighteenth century to the present, unprecedented opportunities have grown up alongside new challenges for the Jewish people. While modern society is permitting Judaism a place, profound questions over Jewish identity are taking shape.

The essays gathered in Judaism in the Modern World address the issue of Jewish persistence amidst changing forms of identity. Exploring a wide range of sources, the essayists examine historical issues, the Holocaust and its repercussions, literature, and theological dimensions while seeking the nature of Judaism in modern times. As they reassess Judaism's past while pursuing a meaningful Jewish future, these essays raise crucial questions about the tradition's central mythic structures, such as covenant and redemption.

The contributors to this volume broach everything from feminism to the creation of the state of Israel. Sander Gilman illustrates how Jewish identity is inextricably linked to the physical, showing how racial identity both reflects and defines Jewishness. Raul Hilberg examines Holocaust remembrance, in the wake of Holocaust denial, as an act of revolt. A wide-ranging and thoughtful collection, Judaism in the Modern World will appeal to readers concerned with the fate of Judaism in the modern era.

About the Author

Alan L. Bergeris the Director of Jewish Studies and teaches in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. The author/editor of four books, including Crisis and Covenant, he is on the editorial board of Studies in American Jewish Literature and has served as a judge for the National Jewish Book Awards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814712122
Editor:
Berger, Alan L.
Other:
Berger, Alan L.
Other:
Berger, Alan L.
Editor:
Berger, Alan L.
Author:
Berger, Alan L.
Author:
Berger, Alan
Author:
Dan, Joseph
Publisher:
New York University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
JUDAISM_HISTORY_MODERN PERIOD, 1750-
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Cultural Studies
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Literature, Modern
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
Subject:
Jews -- History -- 1789-1945.
Subject:
Judaism-Rituals and Practice
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
B.G. Rudolph Lectures in Judaic Studies
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
2300 x 1500 mm 522 gr

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Judaism » Jewish History
Religion » Judaism » Rituals and Practice

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Product details 308 pages New York University Press - English 9780814712122 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "An excellent overview of the history of Jewish mysticism from its early beginnings to contemporary Hasidism...scholarly and complex."

Library Journal

"An excellent work, clear and solidly documented by Joseph Dan on Gershom Scholem and on his work."

Notes Bibliographiques

"An excellent guide to Scholem's work."

Christian Century

"Synopsis" by , As anti-semitism finds new followers and Israel makes peace with old enemies, Jews in the modern world face constantly metamorphosizing relationships. From the eighteenth century to the present, unprecedented opportunities have grown up alongside new challenges for the Jewish people. While modern society is permitting Judaism a place, profound questions over Jewish identity are taking shape.

The essays gathered in Judaism in the Modern World address the issue of Jewish persistence amidst changing forms of identity. Exploring a wide range of sources, the essayists examine historical issues, the Holocaust and its repercussions, literature, and theological dimensions while seeking the nature of Judaism in modern times. As they reassess Judaism's past while pursuing a meaningful Jewish future, these essays raise crucial questions about the tradition's central mythic structures, such as covenant and redemption.

The contributors to this volume broach everything from feminism to the creation of the state of Israel. Sander Gilman illustrates how Jewish identity is inextricably linked to the physical, showing how racial identity both reflects and defines Jewishness. Raul Hilberg examines Holocaust remembrance, in the wake of Holocaust denial, as an act of revolt. A wide-ranging and thoughtful collection, Judaism in the Modern World will appeal to readers concerned with the fate of Judaism in the modern era.

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