Jewry Between Tradition and Secularism

Jewry Between Tradition and Secularism

Europe and Israel Compared

eBook - 2006
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With the accent on multiple modern Jewish identities, Ben- Rafael (sociology, Tel Aviv U.) introduces the themes of Judaism as a culture of memory and Klal Israel, the relationship of the individual to the state of Israel. Contributors explore Jewish identity issues in the contexts of the Holocaust, diaspora immigration, Zionism, anti-Semitism, Israeli political realities, and the divide between secular and religious Jews. The 23 papers include empirical studies of the identities of Jewish American women, the Hungarian Jewish community, and Israeli college women of various persuasions. The controversy over novelist A.B. Yehoshua's recent statement that: "I cannot keep my identity outside Israel" underscores the relevance of this treatment. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Are Jews today still the carriers of a single, distinctive collective identity and do they still constitute a single people? This is the leading question of this comparison between European and Israeli jewries.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006
ISBN: 9789047409649
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages)


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