Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Wolfe, Alan, 1942- author.

Title At home in exile : why diaspora is good for the Jews / Alan Wolfe.

Publication Info. Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  909.04924 WOL    Available
Description 272 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-256) and index.
Contents 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.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Jewish diaspora
Zionism and Judaism
Jews -- Identity
Jews -- United States -- Identity
ISBN 0807033138 (hardback)
9780807033135 (hardback)
0807033146 (ebook)
9780807033142 (ebook)
Standard No. 40024209709

Available items only