Publisher: Gefen Publishing House (May 29, 2015)
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notwithstanding the probably most unlikely dream of a sovereign Jewish country grew to become a fact greater than sixty years in the past, the query of Jewish id is still as a lot an enigma as ever. That enigma is on the center of Dr. Ruth Shamir's booklet because it explores the historical past from time to time tragic, every now and then victorious of the evolution of Jewish identification within the glossy period. Dr. Shamir skillfully courses the reader via a myriad of matters which are this present day on the middle of a passionate debate either in Israel itself in addition to within the Diaspora, the place 1/2 the realm s Jews nonetheless dwell. the controversy and therefore the most subject matters of the ebook revolves round such questions as: Are we a country or simply a spiritual neighborhood? How do Israelis and Jews world wide conceptualize their loyalties? How appropriate is Jewish fundamentalism and the way does Israel take care of the Arab inhabitants inside its borders? How do Diaspora Jews view Israeli id and the way do Israelis outline the id of Diaspora Jews? in particular, who's a Jew? even though tricky it can be to deal with the numerous advanced and always altering Jewish identities below the only roof of Judaism, Dr. Shamir contends that we've got no substitute neither for Israelis nor for the Jews of the Diaspora. but when that overarching id is to be preserved, Jews needs to internalize the center rules of multiculturalism to create a multifaceted Jewish identification that certainly displays the freedoms of present day international.