Jacob's Voices: Reflections of a Wandering American Jew

Jacob's Voices: Reflections of a Wandering American Jew

by Jerold S. Auerbach
     
 

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An American professor of history finds his roots in a personal journey through Israel — and through assimilated America, academia, baseball, and family — headlong into deep tensions and ambivalence about country, culture, identity and religion. Worried about the commitment of Jews to their heritage, Jerold Auerbach (renowned author of Unequal Justice)

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An American professor of history finds his roots in a personal journey through Israel — and through assimilated America, academia, baseball, and family — headlong into deep tensions and ambivalence about country, culture, identity and religion. Worried about the commitment of Jews to their heritage, Jerold Auerbach (renowned author of Unequal Justice) shares his story and musings with insight, irony, and intensity. A personal journey, literally and spiritually, to Israel by one of the most recognized legal historians in the United States.

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"I have read Jacob’s Voices with pleasure, profit, and intense admiration. In the field of American-Jewish autobiography, it ranks with such distinguished works as Irving Howe’s A Margin of Hope and Alfred Kazin’s A Walker in the City. Auerbach’s book also, however, belongs in the genre of personal commentary on Israel and therefore invites comparison with such works as David Grossman’s The Yellow Wind and Amos Oz’s In the Land of Israel. But no writer in either genre integrates the personal experience of American Jewish life with that of Israeli life in the original, startling, and highly revealing way that Auerbach does."—Edward Alexander, University of Washington

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610270151
Publisher:
Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date:
08/05/2010
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Jerold S. Auerbach is Professor Emeritus of History at Wellesley College, where he has taught courses on modern United States history, freedom of speech, American Jewish history, and the history of Israel. He is widely published, including the acclaimed study of the legal profession, Unequal Justice, and the recent books Hebron Jews: Memory and Conflict in the Land of Israel (2009) and Explorers in Eden: Pueblo Indians and the Promised Land (2006).

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