The Vanishing American Jew: In Search of Jewish Identity for the Next Century download epub
by Alan M. Dershowitz
First, some stylistic problems
First, some stylistic problems. To begin with, a good 35 pages are wasted on jokes cribbed from a variety of sources .
In this urgent book, Alan M. Dershowitz shows why American Jews are in danger of disappearing - and what must be done now to create a renewed sense of Jewish identity for the next century. In previous times, the threats to Jewish survival were external - the virulent consequences of anti-Semitism. Now, however, in ry America, the danger has shifted. Jews today are more secure, more accepted, more assimilated, and more successful than ever before. They've dived into the melting pot - and they've achieved the American Dream
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By ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ. American Jewish life is in danger of disappearing, just as most American Jews have achieved everything we ever wanted: acceptance, influence, affluence, equality. Jews have faced dangers in the past, but this time we may be unprepared to confront the newest threat to our survival as a people, because its principal cause is our own success as individuals.
In Dershowitz's view, the Jewish people will vanish from the planet sometime in the next hundred or so years.
Dershowitz makes a case that the prominent threat no longer lays within institutional anti-Semitism in America. In Dershowitz's view, the Jewish people will vanish from the planet sometime in the next hundred or so years.
One could point to Dershowitz's self-aggrandizing inaccuracies, such as his pretension of putting in the open a topic . Dershowitz's solution? Let a thousand Judaisms bloom: ""There is no one substantive essence to Judaism,"" he argues dubiously
One could point to Dershowitz's self-aggrandizing inaccuracies, such as his pretension of putting in the open a topic (assimilation) that has been only ""whispered"" about, while in fact it has been a primary concern of the Jewish community since the release of the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey. Dershowitz relies on its statistics to project a dismal future if American Jews don't follow his proposals. Dershowitz's solution? Let a thousand Judaisms bloom: ""There is no one substantive essence to Judaism,"" he argues dubiously. Thus, young people need not be turned off by any one view of Judaism; they're all equally valid.
Alan Morton Dershowitz. Toward an understanding of Jewish identity: A phenomenological study. Michelle L Friedman, Myrna L Friedlander, David L. Blustein. View PDF. Save to Library. Cites background, methods & results. Mishpacha in the American Diaspora: An Exploratory Study of Highly-Involved Jewish Families.
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Taking the stand : an autobiography, by Alan Dershowitz.
Reasonable Doubts: The Criminal Justice System and the . The Abuse Excuse: And Other Cop-Outs, Sob Stories, and Evasions of Responsibility. Published in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, New York. Taking the stand : an autobiography, by Alan Dershowitz. pages cm. 1. Dershowitz, Alan M. 2. Lawyers-United States-Biography.
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (March 1, 1997)
Pages: 395 pages