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    DescriptionFew 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 more 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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    Title
    This is Not the Way
    Subtitle
    Jews, Judaism and the State of Israel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David J. Goldberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 415 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571271610
    ISBN 10: 0571271618
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ, HRLM3
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: JPSL
    DC23: 305.8924
    Thema V1.0: QRJ, JPSL, QRVP3
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    08 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rabbi Dr David J Goldberg OBE is minister emeritus of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London. He is the author and editor of several books, including Aspects of Liberal Judaism and The Divided Self: Israel and the Jewish Psyche Today.