חיפוש מתקדם
>Jewish Identities in the New Europe
מידע נוסף
שנה:
1994
דאנאקוד:
45-978150
ISBN:
978-1-874774-15-0
עמודים:
328
שפה:
משקל:
535 גר'
כריכה:
רכה

Jewish Identities in the New Europe

בעריכת:
תקציר
How do the Jews of post-Holocaust, post-communist Europe—east and west—regard themselves? Do they perceive themselves as a religious minority, an ethnic group, or simply as ordinary members of the wider European cultures in which they live? How do they regard the wider non-Jewish community, and how do they relate to the Jews of other European countries? To what extent is Israel a factor in forging these relationships?

The contributors to this book are authorities in their respective subjects, and all have significant international reputations. Together they cover a wide range of topics from different perspectives. Among the problems considered are: what the future holds for the Jews of Europe; what it means to be Jewish in the countries of eastern Europe (Russia, Poland, and Hungary are considered in detail by local experts); hopes and uncertainties in religious trends; and the likely development of interfaith relations, as seen by both Jews and Christians. A well-argued introduction identifies the points of convergence, the contradictions, and the myths implicit in the different analyses and teases out the main conclusions and implications.

Authoritative and accessible, this book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to know about the contemporary concerns of the Jews of Europe.
Published for the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies