Why Should Jews Survive?

Why Should Jews Survive? : Looking Past the Holocaust Toward a Jewish Future

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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that, within the context of Holocaust-shaped Judaism, the God of the Jews - and the key part of Jewish identity - has been replaced by a sense of victimization and survival at any cost.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.
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  • Hardback | 202 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195091094
  • 9780195091090

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.
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