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At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews

Alan Wolfe
Format
Book
Published
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9780807033135 (hardback), 0807033138 (hardback), 9780807033142 (ebook), 0807033146 (ebook)
Summary
"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"--
Description
272 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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