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Open wounds : the crisis of Jewish thought in the aftermath of Auschwitz

Author: David Patterson
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2006.
Series: Pastora Goldner series in post-Holocaust studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, David Patterson sets out to describe why Jews must live - but especially think - in a way that is distinctly Jewish. For Patterson, the primary responsibility of post-Holocaust Jewish thought is to avoid thinking in the same categories that led to the attempted extermination of the Jewish people. The Nazis, he says, were not anti-Semitic because they were racists; they were racists because they were  Read more...
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Patterson, David, 1948-
Open wounds.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607813622
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Patterson
ISBN: 029598645X 9780295986456
OCLC Number: 69331988
Description: xiii, 338 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the open wounds of Jewish thought --
The bankruptcy of modern and postmodern thought --
Ethical monotheism and Jewish thought --
The Holocaust and the Holy Tongue --
The sifrei kodesh and the Holocaust --
The Muselmann and the matter of the human being --
Jewish thought and a post-Holocaust tikkun haolam --
Mystical dimensions of post-Holocaust Jewish thought --
Though the Messiah may tarry --
Conclusion : no closure.
Series Title: Pastora Goldner series in post-Holocaust studies.
Responsibility: David Patterson.

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Describes why Jews must live - but especially think - in a way that is distinctly Jewish. This book aims to make possible a religious response to the Holocaust.  Read more...

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