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The Resource Wrestling with an angel : power, morality, and jewish identity, Ehud Luz ; translated from the Hebrew by Michael Swirsky

Wrestling with an angel : power, morality, and jewish identity, Ehud Luz ; translated from the Hebrew by Michael Swirsky

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Wrestling with an angel : power, morality, and jewish identity
Title
Wrestling with an angel
Title remainder
power, morality, and jewish identity
Statement of responsibility
Ehud Luz ; translated from the Hebrew by Michael Swirsky
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"Drawing on historiography, philosophy, social commentary, ideological tracts, and belles lettres, Ehud Luz explores the ways that Zionist attitudes toward sovereignty were shaped by their Judaic heritage, in particular the prophetic literature and the halakhic (legal) tradition, which stressed the sanctity of human life and the strict prohibition against the shedding of innocent blood. Luz argues that despite secularization, Jewish tradition continues to influence the political life and national ethos of the Jews, and that the Jewish religious tradition is an important, sometimes even decisive factor in the way that political and cultural issues in Israel are resolved"--provided by publisher
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Luz, Ehud
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Swirsky, Michael
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  • Jews
  • Zionism and Judaism
  • Jewish ethics
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Sovereignty
Label
Wrestling with an angel : power, morality, and jewish identity, Ehud Luz ; translated from the Hebrew by Michael Swirsky
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-338) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
  • "The remnant of Israel".
  • 5.
  • The wager in Greenberg's 'The ways of the river'.
  • 6.
  • Messianism and realism.
  • 7.
  • Criticism of the idea of sovereignty in non-Zionist thought.
  • 8.
  • Sovereignty and Jewish commitment after the Holocaust in the thought of Emil Fackenheim, George Steiner, and Irving Greenberg.
  • 9.
  • Introduction: identity and national ethos.
  • Sovereignty and power in Zionist debate during the mandate period.
  • 10.
  • Reacting to arab terror.
  • 11.
  • Halakha and morality in religious Zionism after the Six-day war.
  • 12.
  • Persecuted or persecutor?
  • 13.
  • Challenging the Zionist ethos.
  • Conclusion: politics in Israel as a test of Judaism
  • 1.
  • Power, freedom, and political independence in Jewish thought.
  • 2.
  • Shame, guilt, and suffering in Jewish culture until modern times.
  • 3.
  • The shame of exile and the Zionist recovery of Jewish dignity.
  • 4.
Control code
FIEb17289464
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780300092936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51553680
Label
Wrestling with an angel : power, morality, and jewish identity, Ehud Luz ; translated from the Hebrew by Michael Swirsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • "The remnant of Israel".
  • 5.
  • The wager in Greenberg's 'The ways of the river'.
  • 6.
  • Messianism and realism.
  • 7.
  • Criticism of the idea of sovereignty in non-Zionist thought.
  • 8.
  • Sovereignty and Jewish commitment after the Holocaust in the thought of Emil Fackenheim, George Steiner, and Irving Greenberg.
  • 9.
  • Introduction: identity and national ethos.
  • Sovereignty and power in Zionist debate during the mandate period.
  • 10.
  • Reacting to arab terror.
  • 11.
  • Halakha and morality in religious Zionism after the Six-day war.
  • 12.
  • Persecuted or persecutor?
  • 13.
  • Challenging the Zionist ethos.
  • Conclusion: politics in Israel as a test of Judaism
  • 1.
  • Power, freedom, and political independence in Jewish thought.
  • 2.
  • Shame, guilt, and suffering in Jewish culture until modern times.
  • 3.
  • The shame of exile and the Zionist recovery of Jewish dignity.
  • 4.
Control code
FIEb17289464
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780300092936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51553680

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