Jewish History, Jewish Religion - New Edition: The Weight of Three Thousand Years / Edition 2

Jewish History, Jewish Religion - New Edition: The Weight of Three Thousand Years / Edition 2

by Israel Shahak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745328415

ISBN-13: 9780745328416

Pub. Date: 09/20/2008

Publisher: Pluto Press

Israel Shahak was a remarkable man. Born in the Warsaw ghetto and a survivor of Belsen, Shahak arrived in Israel in 1945. Brought up under Jewish Orthodoxy and Hebrew culture, he consistently opposed the expansion of the borders of Israel from 1967.

In this extraordinary and highly acclaimed book, Shahak embarks on a provocative study of the extent to which the

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Overview

Israel Shahak was a remarkable man. Born in the Warsaw ghetto and a survivor of Belsen, Shahak arrived in Israel in 1945. Brought up under Jewish Orthodoxy and Hebrew culture, he consistently opposed the expansion of the borders of Israel from 1967.

In this extraordinary and highly acclaimed book, Shahak embarks on a provocative study of the extent to which the secular state of Israel has been shaped by religious orthodoxies of an invidious and potentially lethal nature. Drawing on the Talmud and rabbinical laws, Shahak argues that the roots of Jewish chauvinism and religious fanaticism must be understood before it is too late.

Written from a humanitarian viewpoint by a Jewish scholar, this is a rare and highly controversial criticism of Israel that will both excite and disturb readers worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745328416
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
09/20/2008
Series:
Get Political Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the first edition by Gore Vidal
Foreword to the 1997 edition by Edward Said
Foreword to the 2002 edition by Norton Mezvinsky
Foreword to the new edition by Ilan Pappe
1. The Consequences of Ethnic Cleansing
2. The Jewish Religion and its attitude to non-Jews part 1
3. The Jewish Religion and its attitude to non-Jews part 2
4. Conclusions
Notes
Index

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