Why Should Jews Survive? : Looking Past the Holocaust Toward a Jewish Future
This study argues that a "cult" of the Holocaust exists that is deeply destructive to Jewish identity. It postulates that, within the context of Holocaust-shaped Judaism, the God of the Jews - and the key part of Jewish identity - has been replaced by a sense of victimization and survival at any cost. It urges a recovery of Exodus as the master story of the Jewish people.
- Hardback | 202 pages
- 162.56 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
- 21 Sep 1995
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
About Michael Goldberg
About the Author: Michael Goldberg is Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Tikvah in Los Angeles. He was Founding Rabbi of Congregation Lev Chadash, a first-of-its-kind "covenantal" synagogue in Indianapolis, and has held chairs of Jewish Studies at St. John's University (Minnesota) and at the College of William and Mary. He is a founder and principal of Vision Design, a strategic planning consultancy for synagogues and churches, and has served as Special Consultant to the Georgia Supreme Court. His books include Theology and Narrative; Jews and Christians, Getting Our Stories Straight; and Against the Grain: New Approaches to Professional Ethics.