Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745319568 Published December 2002 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Israel and Palestine - Out of the Ashes: The Search For Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century

Marc H. Ellis

Israel and Palestine - Out of the Ashes: The Search For Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century

Marc H. Ellis

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745319568 Published December 2002 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745319575 Published December 2002 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

As the world watches with horror the unfolding events in Palestine and Israel, Marc Ellis, a Jewish American scholar, examines what he sees as a crisis point in Jewish identity. In this book, Ellis offers a vision of Judaism that testifies to an ethical life in our era, based on the principles of justice and community upon which the Jewish faith was founded. Only by addressing the way in which those original principles are being squandered by a miltarized state of Israel and a complicit Jewish establishment in America, he argues, can there be hope for peace in the future.

Israel and Palestine: Out of the Ashes is a deeply personal, philosophical account of contemporary Jewish identity. Looking beyond the legacy of the Holocaust and beyond the portrayal of Jews as either victims or persecutors, Ellis forges a new vision of what it means to be Jewish today.

Contents

Preface

Introduction: A Bully In Christchurch

1 Jewish Memory In The Post-Holocaust Era

Memory, Destruction And Resistance
The 615th Commandment
Helicopter Gunships At The Heart Of Jewish History

2 Innocence, Settlers And State Policy

The Arrival Of Constantinian Judaism
Indigenous Minority Rights, Citizenship And The New Jerusalem
Mapping The Holocaust And Israel

3 The Prophetic In The Post-Holocaust Era

The Prophetic In The Contemporary World
The Evolving Covenant Within History

4 A Jewish Witness In Exile

The Boundaries Of Our Destiny
Reinventing Judaism And Jewish Life
On Revolutionary Forgiveness
A Jewish Witness In Exile
A New Beginning

5 Epilogue

References

Index

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