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Who is a Jew? : reflections on history, religion and culture ; proceedings of the twenty-fifth annual symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and the Harris Center für Judaic Studies, October 28-29, 2012

Author: Leonard J Greenspoon
Publisher: Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press West, 2014. ©2014
Series: Studies in Jewish civilization, v. 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jewish identity is a perennial concern, as Jews seek to define the major features and status of those who "belong," while at the same time draw distinctions between individuals and groups on the "inside" and those on the "outside." From a variety of perspectives, scholarly as well as confessional, there is intense interest among non-Jewish and Jewish commentators alike in the basic question, "Who is a Jew?"This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard J Greenspoon
ISBN: 9781612493459 1612493459
OCLC Number: 1005017730
Description: 1 online resource (323 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Editor's Introduction; Contributors; Traces of Race: Defining Jewishness in America; It's All in the Memes; Judging and Protecting Jewish Identity in Shaare Tefila Congregation v. Cobb; Who Is a Jew? Reflections of an American Jewish Lawyer on the British Supreme Court Ruling Invalidating Jewish Religious Law; Inventing Jewish History, Culture, and Genetic Identity in Modern New Mexico; "Jewish Genes": Ancient Priests and Modern Jewish Identity; Conversion in Transition: Practical, Conceptual, and Halachic Changes in Israel Who Is a Jew in Israel?Who Should Be a Jew? Conversion in the Diaspora and in the Modern Nation-State; Who Is a Samaritan?; The Bene Israel and the "Who Is a Jew" Controversy in Israel; Have We Ever Known What a Jew-or Judaean-Is?; Will the "Real" Jew Please Stand Up! Karaites, Israelites, Kabbalists, Messianists, and the Politics of Identity; German-Jewish Identity: Problematic Then, Problematic Now; "I Sometimes Think That I Grew Up on a Different Planet": The Assimilated Jewish Community of the Warsaw Ghetto in the Letters of Wanda Lubelska and Hala Szwambaum
Series Title: Studies in Jewish civilization, v. 25.
Responsibility: editor, Leonard J. Greenspoon.

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The nature of Jewish identity and the controversies surrounding who can and cannot be described as a Jew are the focus of this collected work. Contributions range widely across time and geographical  Read more...

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