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The Resource Jews and power, Ruth R. Wisse

Jews and power, Ruth R. Wisse

Label
Jews and power
Title
Jews and power
Statement of responsibility
Ruth R. Wisse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power. Traditional Jews believed that upholding the covenant with God constituted a treaty with the most powerful force in the universe; this later transformed itself into a belief that, unburdened by a military, Jews could pursue their religious mission on a purely moral plain. Wisse, an eminent professor of comparative literature at Harvard, demonstrates how Jewish political weakness both increased Jewish vulnerability to scapegoating and violence, and unwittingly goaded power-seeking nations to cast Jews as perpetual targets
Member of
Summary
Argues that the Jewish people have been corrupted by powerlessness and their role as perpetual victims and addresses concerns that the strategies of the Diaspora continue to shape the Jewish state, in a volume that spans the history of Judaism
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
229894
Cataloging source
DLC
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1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wisse, Ruth R
Dewey number
305.892/4
Index
index present
LC call number
DS140
LC item number
.W57 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Jewish encounters
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  • Jews
  • Judaism and politics
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Zionism
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Judaism and politics
  • Zionism
Target audience
adult
Label
Jews and power, Ruth R. Wisse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-203) 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
pt. 1: The great experiment -- pt. 2: Unanticipated consequences of emancipation -- pt. 3: Return to Zion
Control code
ocm76820947
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780805242249
Lccn
2006039228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)76820947
Label
Jews and power, Ruth R. Wisse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-203) 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
pt. 1: The great experiment -- pt. 2: Unanticipated consequences of emancipation -- pt. 3: Return to Zion
Control code
ocm76820947
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780805242249
Lccn
2006039228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)76820947

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