The Jewish 1960s: An American Sourcebook / Edition 1

The Jewish 1960s: An American Sourcebook / Edition 1

by Michael E. Staub
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584654171

ISBN-13: 9781584654179

Pub. Date: 08/30/2004

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

The Jewish 1960s introduces a new generation of interested readers to some of the finest essays, speeches, and journalistic accounts by Jewish commentators, spokespersons, prominent rabbis, civil rights and antiwar activists, radical Zionists, feminists, counter-cultural leaders, and their critics. This volume brings together materials from Jews on the right as well

Overview

The Jewish 1960s introduces a new generation of interested readers to some of the finest essays, speeches, and journalistic accounts by Jewish commentators, spokespersons, prominent rabbis, civil rights and antiwar activists, radical Zionists, feminists, counter-cultural leaders, and their critics. This volume brings together materials from Jews on the right as well as the left, and it chronicles, among other things, Jewish religious and ethnic renewal, the Jewish stand on civil rights, Jewish liberalism and the origins of Jewish neo-conservatism, American Jews' commitments to Israel, Jewish contributions to feminism and the gay and lesbian rights movements, and the evolution of Holocaust consciousness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584654179
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
08/30/2004
Series:
Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
399
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxv
1Going South1
"A Cup of Coffee and a Seat"3
"Notes from the American Revolution-1962"12
"The Freedom Rides"19
"The Rabbis Visit Birmingham"23
"Pilgrimage to Selma"31
2At Home (Almost) in America35
"Kennedy's Impact on American Freedom"37
"The Pity of It: An Editorial"40
"America is Galut"42
"The Fourth Dialogue in Israel: The Challenge of Jewish Youth"46
"Sandy Koufax, an American Hero"50
3Living with the Holocaust51
"Boy Meets Girl in Warsaw Ghetto"53
"Hannah Arendt: The Clothes of the Empress"58
"Jewish Values in the Post-Holocaust Future: A Symposium"67
"Disaster"78
"Living with the Holocaust"81
4Black-Jewish Relations87
"'America Must Not Remain Silent...'"90
"The Princeton Plan Comes to Jackson Heights"92
"Ten Ways Out for Tired Liberals"99
"Religion and Race"105
"Negro-Jewish Relations in America: A Symposium"108
"In This Moment of Grief"116
"The Negro and the (Orthodox) Jew"118
5The Struggle for Soviet Jewry121
"American Jews and Soviet Anti-Semitism"123
"Fear and Heroism: A Visit with Russian Jews"128
"Soviet Jewry: Range of Repression"130
"'I Am My Brother's Keeper'"134
6The Jewish Stake in Vietnam137
"Vietnam and the Jewish Conscience"140
"Peace: Jewish Imperatives"144
"Peace: The Real Imperatives: A Letter to Arthur J. Lelyveld"147
"The Jewish Stake in Vietnam"150
"Anti-War Marchers Turn Out En Masse in Washington"153
"Jewish People's Peace Treaty"157
"Vietnam and the Jewish Community"160
7After the Six-Day War165
"My Evolution as a Jew"167
"On the Theology of Jewish Survival"173
"Zionism in the Middle East"180
"My Zionist Dilemmas"184
8How Jewish is it?189
"A Program for the Nation"192
"Writing about Jews"196
"The Jewish Intellectual and Jewish Identity"209
"What's Happening to America"213
"Witness for the Defense at the Chicago Conspiracy Trial"221
9On Jewish Radicals and Radical Jews229
"To Jewish Uncle Toms"232
"Editorial"237
"Radicals Invade Federation, Glue 200 Mezuzahs to Doors"239
"At the Chicago Conspiracy Trial"240
"Radical Zionist Manifesto"246
"Oppression of Amerika's Jews"248
"Dialogue with a Radical Jewish Student"256
"We Are Coming Home"262
"An Interview with Meir Kahane"264
"The JDL: Politics of Jewish Experience"268
10The Making of a Jewish Counterculture273
"Notes on a Freedom Seder"276
"The Making of a Jewish Counter Culture"282
"Ramah and Its Critics"287
"The Chavura: Blend of Chaos, Tranquility"295
"Young Jews Discover Their True Forebears"297
11The Sexual Revolution301
"Rabbi Conducts Jewish Gay Service"303
"Gay is Good"305
"Rabbi Bans Hot Pants, See-Through Blouses"309
"Problems in Human Emotions"310
"Fun in the Bedroom Is the Jewish View"312
"The Games Singles Play"314
12Jewish Women and Feminism317
"A Comfortable Concentration Camp?"320
"Jewish Women: Life Force of a Culture?"325
"The Jew Who Wasn't There: Halacha and the Jewish Woman"328
"The Other Half: Women in the Jewish Tradition"333
"Jewish Women Call for Change"338
"The Population Panic"340
13Selections from the First Jewish Catalog349
"Introduction"351
"Blueprint for a Havurah"354
"A First Step: A Devotional Guide"359
"How to Bring Mashiah"364
Acknowledgments367

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