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Jews: The Essence and Character of a People by Arthur Hertzberg

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What makes a Jew a Jew? In the most controversial book on Jewish identity to come along in decades, two influential Jewish leaders dare to answer that provocative question. There is an essential Jewish identity, shaped by the legacy of history and faith, which bridges divergent cultures, politics, and even beliefs. So argues author Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, the outspoken and influential leader at the forefront of the world Jewish community, who together with Aron Hirt-Manheimer, the distinguished editor of 'Reform Judaism' magazine, presents a myth-shattering view of Jewish character.'Jews' is a landmark work that provocatively explores the meaning of Jewish identity through the ages. Hertzberg and Hirt-Manheimer present an original and insightful look at the entire Jewish experience and what it means for Jews and non-Jews alike. The authors boldly advance a series of radical arguments: They dare to define the 'essential' Jew. They dare to say that the Jewish character has remained the same since the time of Abraham and Sarah. They dare to propose that anti-Semitism is not a Christian invention-it is a reaction to Jews as persistent dissenters in every society. They dare to suggest that the Holocaust was a reenactment of the Crucifixion in which the traditional roles were reversed. They dare to examine the illness of self-hatred that has afflicted Jews from Karl Marx to Woody Allen. This book offers a new and startling perspective on how Jew This 1998 HarperOne Hardback is in Near Mint condition.

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