Assimilation versus Separation

Assimilation versus Separation : Joseph the Administrator and the Politics of Religion in Biblical Israel

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How to behave in the diaspora has been a central problem for Jews over the ages. They have debated whether to assimilate by adopting local customs or whether to remain a God-centered people loyal to their temporal rulers but maintaining the peculiar customs that separated them from their host nations. The question not only of survival, but of the basis for survival, is also a central problem in the Joseph stories of the Book of Genesis. The work shows its readers the grand alternatives of Judaism, instilled in two larger-than-life fi gures, so its readers can reassess for themselves the road Judaism did not take, and understand why Joseph, though admirable in many respects, is left out of the rest of the Bible.show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152.4 x 218.44 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0765809028
  • 9780765809025
  • 2,208,074

About Aaron Wildavsky

Aaron Wildavsky was considered one of the most innovative and prolific scholars in the field of political research in our time. His is the author of dilemmas of presidential leadership (with Richard Ellis), the beleaguered presidency, and craftways: on the organization of scholary work, among many other books published by transaction.show more

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