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Being Jewish and Doing Justice: Bringing Argument to Life (Parkes-Wiener Series on Jewish Studies)

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Although the foreword writer has disagreements with his views, Klug (philosophy, U. of Oxford, UK) is introduced as one of the few contemporary Jewish philosophers who examines issues beyond the usual scope of Jewish studies that should be of particular interest to a people committed to justice and compassion. In 22 provocative lectures and essays written over some 30 years, he treats not only questions of Zionism and anti-Semitism but also issues of race, animal rights (in research and ritual slaughter), and children's rights. The volume includes a glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book deals with a wide range of moral, social, and political issues, centered on questions of identity, Jewish or otherwise. The books scope extends from anti-Semitism, Zionism, and Palestinian terrorism to the language of race, the status of animals, the rights of the child, and related topics. While the chapters interact and overlap, each is self-contained. Taken together, they develop the title theme: the inner connection between being Jewish and doing justice. The prologue offers a bold, new interpretation of the idea of 'the people of God.' From this point on, bringing argument to life is the author's watchword. Drawing on his training as an academic philosopher, his Jewish education, and personal experience, author Brian Klug tackles thorny problems, combining rigorous analysis with outspokenness. He assists readers to think for themselves about difficult questions and provokes them to do so. The questions and issues discussed include: Is anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism

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ISBN:
9780853039730
Publisher:
Mitchell Vallentine & Company
Subject:
Judaism - General
Author:
Klug, Brian
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
360

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"Synopsis" by , This book deals with a wide range of moral, social, and political issues, centered on questions of identity, Jewish or otherwise. The books scope extends from anti-Semitism, Zionism, and Palestinian terrorism to the language of race, the status of animals, the rights of the child, and related topics. While the chapters interact and overlap, each is self-contained. Taken together, they develop the title theme: the inner connection between being Jewish and doing justice. The prologue offers a bold, new interpretation of the idea of 'the people of God.' From this point on, bringing argument to life is the author's watchword. Drawing on his training as an academic philosopher, his Jewish education, and personal experience, author Brian Klug tackles thorny problems, combining rigorous analysis with outspokenness. He assists readers to think for themselves about difficult questions and provokes them to do so. The questions and issues discussed include: Is anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism
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