American Post-Judaism

Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society
Author(s): Shaul Magid
Original Publish Date: Apr 09, 2013
Product Number: EB00778013
Released: Oct 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780253008091
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How do American Jews identify as both Jewish and American? American Post-Judaism argues that Zionism and the Holocaust, two anchors of contemporary American Jewish identity, will no longer be centers of identity formation for future generations of American Jews. Shaul Magid articulates a new, post-ethnic American Jewishness. He discusses pragmatism and spirituality, monotheism and post-monotheism, Jesus, Jewish law, sainthood and self-realization, and the meaning of the Holocaust for those who have never known survivors. Magid presents Jewish Renewal as a movement that takes this radical cultural transition seriously in its strivings for a new era in Jewish thought and practice.