Israel and Palestine - Out of the Ashes: The Search For Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century

Israel and Palestine - Out of the Ashes: The Search For Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century

By: Marc H. Ellis (author)Paperback

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As the world watches with horror the unfolding events in Palestine and Israel, Marc Ellis, a Jewish American scholar, examines what he sees as a crisis point in Jewish identity. In this book, Ellis offers a vision of Judaism that testifies to an ethical life in our era, based on the principles of justice and community upon which the Jewish faith was founded. Only by addressing the way in which those original principles are being squandered by a miltarised state of Israel and a complicit Jewish establishment in America, he argues, can there be hope for peace in the future. Israel and Palestine: Out of the Ashes is a deeply personal, philosophical account of contemporary Jewish identity. Looking beyond the legacy of the Holocaust and beyond the portrayal of Jews as either victims or persecutors, Ellis forges a new vision of what it means to be Jewish today.

About Author

Marc H. Ellis is Professor of American and Jewish Studies and Director of the Centre for American and Jewish Studies at Baylor University, Texas. Israel and Palestine - Out of the Ashes: The Search For Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century (Pluto, 2002).

Contents

Preface Introduction: A Bully In Christchurch 1. Jewish Memory In The Post-Holocaust Era Memory, Destruction And Resistance The 615th Commandment Helicopter Gunships At The Heart Of Jewish History 2. Innocence, Settlers And State Policy The Arrival Of Constantinian Judaism Indigenous Minority Rights, Citizenship And The New Jerusalem Mapping The Holocaust And Israel 3. The Prophetic In The Post-Holocaust Era The Prophetic In The Contemporary World The Evolving Covenant Within History 4. A Jewish Witness In Exile The Boundaries Of Our Destiny Reinventing Judaism And Jewish Life On Revolutionary Forgiveness A Jewish Witness In Exile A New Beginning Epilogue References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745319568
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780745319568
  • ISBN10: 0745319564

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