By Shaul Magid
How do American Jews establish as either Jewish and American? American Post-Judaism argues that Zionism and the Holocaust, anchors of latest American Jewish id, will not be facilities of identification formation for destiny generations of yankee Jews. Shaul Magid articulates a brand new, post-ethnic American Jewishness. He discusses pragmatism and spirituality, monotheism and post-monotheism, Jesus, Jewish legislation, sainthood and self-realization, and the which means of the Holocaust in case you have by no means identified survivors. Magid provides Jewish Renewal as a flow that takes this radical cultural transition heavily in its strivings for a brand new period in Jewish idea and practice.
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I guess you could say that a project arises out of two normally unconnected things: convergent po litical concerns in the contemporary world and a genuine historical curiosity about what produced this situation. And you have to carry it out in a conscious and rational way, with lines of force emerging out of the past for transformation in the present. 40 While we are taught in graduate school that personal investment is not a criterion for scholarship, as we mature and explore the intricacies of academic books and the scholars who write them we come to realize that the very teachers who taught us this principle did not, could not, live up to it.
It is an advocacy organization that seeks to be a voice for the inclusion of multiethnic Jews in the Jewish community. On this website we read, “Some of us are contented Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, but we’d like to learn more about our Jewish ‘half ’ in ways that don’t involve leaving our current faith or culture. ’ statement or report that is negative about us or harms our interests. com (an umbrella website for progressive Jewish culture, arts, and letters) to Jack Wertheimer: At Jewcy we’ve half-jokingly referred to ourselves as part of the first generation of Jewish-American mongrels, or Frankenjews.
The Jewish collective in America will survive; it will just look different than before. The normalization of intermarriage combined with a fairly new phenomenon of the intermarried Jew remaining part of a Jewish community and bringing his or her spouse and children into that community raises new issues about the very construction of a Jewish collective that includes non-Jews. The actual multiethnic and multiracial makeup of many American Jewish families should be examined considering Hollinger’s thesis of postethnicity.
American post-Judaism : identity and renewal in a postethnic society by Shaul Magid