New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora / Edition 1

New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora / Edition 1

by Caryn S. Aviv, David Shneer
     
 

For many contemporary Jews, Israel no longer serves as the Promised Land, the center of the Jewish universe and the place of final destination. In New Jews, Caryn Aviv and David Shneer provocatively argue that there is a new generation of Jews who don't consider themselves to be eternally wandering, forever outsiders within their communities and seeking to one day

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For many contemporary Jews, Israel no longer serves as the Promised Land, the center of the Jewish universe and the place of final destination. In New Jews, Caryn Aviv and David Shneer provocatively argue that there is a new generation of Jews who don't consider themselves to be eternally wandering, forever outsiders within their communities and seeking to one day find their homeland. Instead, these New Jews are at home, whether it be in Buenos Aires, San Francisco or Berlin, and are rooted within communities of their own choosing. Aviv and Shneer argue that Jews have come to the end of their diaspora; wandering no more, today's Jews are settled.

In this wide-ranging book, the authors take us around the world, to Moscow, Jerusalem, New York and Los Angeles, among other places, and find vibrant, dynamic Jewish communities where Jewish identity is increasingly flexible and inclusive. New Jews offers a compelling portrait of Jewish life today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814740187
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: From Diaspora Jews to New Jews
1 Let My People Stay: Moscow’s Jews after the Exodus
2 Encounters with Ghosts: Youth Tourism and the Diaspora Business
3 Temples of American Identity: Jewish Museums in Los Angeles
4 Castro, Chelsea, and Tel Aviv: Queer Jews at Home
5 Our Kind of Town: New York is a Center of the Jewish Universe
Epilogue: The End of the Jews
Notes
Index
About the Authors

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