“As Jews we are asked to reevaluate our relationship with God, the Covenant, prayer, divine commandments, life-cycle events, holidays, and Zionismnothing remains as it was, he argues, although the commitment to participate fully in the life of the Jewish people remains solid. Christians are also challenged: what must a post-Holocaust Christianity say about the mission of Christians and relationship between the two faiths? Jacobs’ work occupies a central place in post-Holocaust theology and Second Generation literature.” Leonard Grob, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Rethinking Jewish Faith: The Child of a Survivor Respondsby Steven L. Jacobs
This book addresses the faith of a member of the “Second Generation”the offspring of the original survivors of the Shoah . It is a re-examination of those categories of faith central to the Jewish Religious Experience in light of the Shoah: God, Covenant, Prayer, Halakhah and Mitzvot, Life-Cycle, Festival Cycle, Israel and Zionism, and Christianity from the perspective of a child of a survivor.
- State University of New York Press
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- SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture Series
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- 5.95(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.39(d)
Meet the Author
Steven L. Jacobs serves as the Rabbi of Temple B’nai Sholom in Huntsville, Alabama and teaches Jewish Studies at Oakwood College and Mississippi State University. He is the author of Shirot Bialik: A New and Annotated Translation of Chaim Nachman Bialik’s Epic Poems; Not Guilty? Raphael Lemkin’s Thoughts on Nazi Genocide; and the two volume set Contemporary Jewish and Christian Religious Responses to the Shoah. He serves as an Educational Consultant to the Center on the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights in Philadelphia.
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