Judaising Movements: Studies in the Margins of Judaism in Modern Times [NOOK Book]

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The history of Judaising movements has been largely ignored by historians of religion. This volume analyses the interplay between colonialism, a Judaism not traditionally viewed as 'proselytising' but which at certain points was struggling to heed the Prophets and become 'a light unto the Gentiles' and the attraction for many different peoples of the rooted historicity of Judaism and by the symbolic appropriation of Jewish suffering.
This book will look at the role of ...
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Judaising Movements: Studies in the Margins of Judaism in Modern Times

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Overview

The history of Judaising movements has been largely ignored by historians of religion. This volume analyses the interplay between colonialism, a Judaism not traditionally viewed as 'proselytising' but which at certain points was struggling to heed the Prophets and become 'a light unto the Gentiles' and the attraction for many different peoples of the rooted historicity of Judaism and by the symbolic appropriation of Jewish suffering.
This book will look at the role of colonialism in the development of Judaising movements throughout the world, including New Zealand, Japan, India, Burma and Africa. Particular attention will be paid to the Lemba tribe of Southern Africa. A remarkable parallel movement in 1930s Southern Italy will also be dealt with. The history of the converts of San Nicandro is seen in the context of currents of Jewish universalism, messianism and Zionism. Gender issues are also discussed here as the converted women assumed powers they had not previously enjoyed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136860348
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Judaising Movements and Colonial Discourse 1
2 Israel in China: A Judaising Discourse in the Far East 17
3 The Lemba: An African Judaising Tribe 39
4 Conversion and Judaisation: The 'Lost Tribes' Committees at the Birth of the Jewish State 53
5 A Conversion Movement in Italy: Jewish Universalism, Conversion and Gender in San Nicandro 65
6 The 'Falashisation' of the Blacks of Harlem: A Judaising Movement in 20th-century USA 87
Bibliography 111
Notes 121
Index 149
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