What It Means to Be Jewish

What It Means to Be Jewish

The Voices of Our Heritage

Book - 2002
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In this collection of past and present story-telling, scholarship, and spiritual autobiography, the many facets of the Jewish identity-both ancient and modern-are illuminated by a multitude of writings and recollections on history and exile, literature and art, selfhood and victimization, immigration and opportunity, and thought and belief. Indeed, such a vast array of first-person voices forms a chorus that both documents and contextualizes the history, tradition, and culture of the Jews.As Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler points out in his Foreword to this wise, well-assembled, wide-ranging anthology, What It Means to Be Jewish "takes us on a journey from biblical times to today, intertwining the words of Hillel and Louis Brandeis, Mark Twain and Winston Churchill, Martin Buber and Philip Roth, Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin into a multicolored tapestry of literary and ethnic diversity that reflects the rich and universal texture of Jewish living and Jewish life.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312261948
0312261942
Branch Call Number: 296 WHA (Dayson Collection)
Characteristics: xvi, 238 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Yalof, Ina L. 1939-

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