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Torn at the Roots: The Crisis of Jewish Liberalism in Postwar America
     

Torn at the Roots: The Crisis of Jewish Liberalism in Postwar America

by Michael E. Staub
 

ISBN-10: 0231123744

ISBN-13: 9780231123747

Pub. Date: 07/10/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

This book explodes the myth of a monolithic, liberal Judaism and tells the story of the many fierce battles that raged in postwar America over what an authentically Jewish position ought to be on issues ranging from desegregation to Zionism, from Vietnam to gender relations, sexuality, and family life.

Overview

This book explodes the myth of a monolithic, liberal Judaism and tells the story of the many fierce battles that raged in postwar America over what an authentically Jewish position ought to be on issues ranging from desegregation to Zionism, from Vietnam to gender relations, sexuality, and family life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231123747
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/10/2002
Series:
Religion and American Culture Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

"Making My Jewishness Too Visible" An Introduction1
1"The Racists of America Fly Blindly at Both of Us" Atrocity Analogies and Anticommunism19
2"Liberal Judaism Is a Contradiction in Terms" Antiracist Zionists, Prophetic Jews, and Their Critics45
3"Artificial Altruism Sows Only Seeds of Error and Chaos" Desegregation and Jewish Survival76
4"Protect and Keep" Vietnam, Israel, and the Politics of Theology112
5"If There Was Dirty Linen, It Had to Be Washed" Jews for Urban Justice and Radical Judaism153
6"We Are Coming Home" New Left Jews and Radical Zionism194
7"Are You Against the Jewish Family?" Debating the Sexual Revolution241
8"If We Really Care About Israel" Breira and the Limits of Dissent280
Notes309
Acknowledgments365
Index367

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