Jacob's Voices: Reflections of a Wandering American Jew

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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 ...
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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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Auerbach (history, Wellesley College), a third-generation American Jew, reflects on his own upbringing and his conversion experience in Israel which transformed him from a left-leaning American Jewish academic to an exponent of right-wing Zionism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781610270151
  • Publisher: Quid Pro, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/5/2010
  • 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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