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Who created it? Wolfe, Alan, 1942- author.
What's it called? At home in exile : why diaspora is good for the Jews / Alan Wolfe.
Who published it? Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2014]
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Location Call No. Status
 SPANISH RIVER Nonfiction  909.04924 Wol  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 272 pages ; 24 cm
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-256) and index.
What's in it? Introduction: Diaspora's Destiny -- Chapter 1 We'll Rot till We Stink -- Chapter 2 Defenders of Diaspora -- Chapter 3 The Secularization of Particularism -- Chapter 4 A Tale of Two Rabbis -- Chapter 5 The Lost Jews, the Last Jews -- Chapter 6 Anti-Anti-Semitism -- Chapter 7 The End of Exilic History? -- Personal Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
What's it about? "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Helpful subjects! Jewish diaspora.
Zionism and Judaism.
Jews -- Identity.
Jews -- United States -- Identity.
Special numbers! 0807033138 (hardback)
9780807033135 (hardback)
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