The Resource Jewish polemics, Arthur Hertzberg

Jewish polemics, Arthur Hertzberg

Label
Jewish polemics
Title
Jewish polemics
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Hertzberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jewish Polemics offers essays by one of the most widely read and respected political commentators and scholars of the Jewish experience, Arthur Hertzberg. He begins with a personal statement concerning his own past experiences as an American Jew who emigrated in 1926 from Europe, who had family murdered by the Nazis, and who actively participated in the creation of Israel. He then expands the narrative to take on the most highly charged political issues being debated
  • today. Provocative, lively, politically important, and controversial, Hertzberg's essays touch on such topics as Zionism in America, God and the Holocaust, Christian-Jewish relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Israeli politics. Hertzberg challenges and examines the viewpoints of such noted leaders and personalities as Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, and Pope John Paul II. Striking a beautiful balance between the personal and the political, this is a book of moral
  • outcry expressed in argument--with politicians, with notions of right and wrong, with oneself--in linking past experiences and religious and cultural upbringing to one's view of the world. The selections will appeal to all readers interested in the American Jewish experience, Jewish political thought, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and religious debate. Especially compelling is Hertzberg's call for the individual's responsibility and role in effecting positive political and
  • social change
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hertzberg, Arthur
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS143
LC item number
.H37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mazal Holocaust Collection
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  • Jews
  • Zionism
  • Jews
  • Jodendom
  • Zionisme
  • Christentum
  • Selbstbild
  • Völkermord
  • Christentum
  • Juden
  • Politik
  • Selbstbild
  • Völkermord
  • Zionismus
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Politics and government
  • Zionism
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • United States
  • Amerika
  • Arabien
  • Israel
  • Juden
  • USA
  • Amerika
  • Arabien
  • Israel
  • USA
  • Israel
  • United States
Label
Jewish polemics, Arthur Hertzberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Preface: A Bit of Autobiography -- I. In Debate with Menachem Begin. 1. An Open Letter to Menachem Begin. 2. The View from Cairo. 3. Begin and the Jews. 4. Begin Must Go -- II. In Debate with Israel. 5. The Tragedy of Victory. 6. The Uprising. 7. An Open Letter to Elie Wiesel -- III. In Defense Of Political Zionism. 8. In Debate with the Arabs, and Their Friends: "Zionism Is Racism"-- A Counterattack. 9. In Debate with Jewish and Palestinian Extremists. 10. Zionism Revisited -- IV. In Defense of Cultural Zionism. 11. Ahad Ha'am, 100 Years Later. 12. In Debate About the Diaspora: Gershom Scholem as Zionist and Believer -- V. Contemplating America, Without Illusions. 13. Why did the East European Jews Come to America? 14. The Graying of American Jewry. 15. "The Triumph of the Jews": A Critique of Charles Silberman's Optimism. 16. Sharing Culture: Learning to Talk Together as Jews -- VI. In Debate with American Jews. 17. In Support of Affirmative Action. 18. Reagan and the Jews. 19. The Illusion of Jewish Unity -- VII. In Debate with Christianity and Christians. 20. Synagogue and Church in the Age of Revolution. 21. Disagreeing with Friendly Catholics. 22. John Paul II's Theology of Judaism. 23. The Case for Untidiness: Another View of Church and State -- VIII. The Jewishness of Modern Jews. 24. The Return of Maimonides. 25. The Emancipation: A Reassessment After Two Centuries -- IX. The Holocaust: In Debate with Man and God. 26. Who Looked Away? 27. A Lifelong Quarrel with God -- X. Concluding Reflections
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 259 p.
Isbn
9780231078429
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91046615
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25048355
  • (OCoLC)ocm25048355
Label
Jewish polemics, Arthur Hertzberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Preface: A Bit of Autobiography -- I. In Debate with Menachem Begin. 1. An Open Letter to Menachem Begin. 2. The View from Cairo. 3. Begin and the Jews. 4. Begin Must Go -- II. In Debate with Israel. 5. The Tragedy of Victory. 6. The Uprising. 7. An Open Letter to Elie Wiesel -- III. In Defense Of Political Zionism. 8. In Debate with the Arabs, and Their Friends: "Zionism Is Racism"-- A Counterattack. 9. In Debate with Jewish and Palestinian Extremists. 10. Zionism Revisited -- IV. In Defense of Cultural Zionism. 11. Ahad Ha'am, 100 Years Later. 12. In Debate About the Diaspora: Gershom Scholem as Zionist and Believer -- V. Contemplating America, Without Illusions. 13. Why did the East European Jews Come to America? 14. The Graying of American Jewry. 15. "The Triumph of the Jews": A Critique of Charles Silberman's Optimism. 16. Sharing Culture: Learning to Talk Together as Jews -- VI. In Debate with American Jews. 17. In Support of Affirmative Action. 18. Reagan and the Jews. 19. The Illusion of Jewish Unity -- VII. In Debate with Christianity and Christians. 20. Synagogue and Church in the Age of Revolution. 21. Disagreeing with Friendly Catholics. 22. John Paul II's Theology of Judaism. 23. The Case for Untidiness: Another View of Church and State -- VIII. The Jewishness of Modern Jews. 24. The Return of Maimonides. 25. The Emancipation: A Reassessment After Two Centuries -- IX. The Holocaust: In Debate with Man and God. 26. Who Looked Away? 27. A Lifelong Quarrel with God -- X. Concluding Reflections
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 259 p.
Isbn
9780231078429
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91046615
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25048355
  • (OCoLC)ocm25048355

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