This is Not the Way: Jews, Judaism, and the State of Israel

David J.Goldberg


This is Not the Way: Jews, Judaism, and the State of Israel

This is Not the Way: Jews, Judaism, and the State of Israel

  • Title: This is Not the Way: Jews, Judaism, and the State of Israel
  • Author: David J.Goldberg
  • ISBN: 9780571271610
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Hardcover



Few subjects invoke such passion as the history and current situation of Jews in Western societies David Goldberg, a progressive Rabbi with many years experience of dealing with other faiths and other Jews, takes the most difficult issues of this fraught relationship and confronts them head on He argues that it is wrong to equate anti Semitism with anti Zionism, that itFew subjects invoke such passion as the history and current situation of Jews in Western societies David Goldberg, a progressive Rabbi with many years experience of dealing with other faiths and other Jews, takes the most difficult issues of this fraught relationship and confronts them head on He argues that it is wrong to equate anti Semitism with anti Zionism, that it is far difficult to be a Muslim in twenty first century Britain than it is to be a Jew, that Israel is far too often treated sentimentally and that the identification of Israel with the Holocaust memorializing the latter and sacralising the former has had baneful effects His discussion of the perennial question, who is a Jew , is equally trenchant he rejects all strict rabbinic criteria, proposing that a Jew is simply anyone who insists that he or she is one Forthright, challenging and witty, This is Not the Way will spark debate, criticism and delight in equal measure.


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Goldberg is very erudite and makes his admittedly radical/controversial points very reasonably e.g. - The whole thing is very urbane, wry and moderate in tone. His take on things is admittedly coloured by his POV as a highly educated liberal rabbi (emeritus), and some of his views about religion and culture and how they intersect in modern times are surprising coming from a rabbi - e.g. he doesn't mind if religious belief takes a back seat for the vast majority of the world's Jews if secular hum [...]


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