American Post-judaism: Identity And Renewal In A Postethnic Society by Shaul MagidAmerican Post-judaism: Identity And Renewal In A Postethnic Society by Shaul Magid

American Post-judaism: Identity And Renewal In A Postethnic Society

byShaul Magid

Hardcover | April 9, 2013

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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.

Shaul Magid is Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Professor of Jewish Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. He is author of From Metaphysics to Midrash (IUP, 2008).
Title:American Post-judaism: Identity And Renewal In A Postethnic SocietyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:April 9, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253008026

ISBN - 13:9780253008022

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Table of Contents

1. Be the Jew You Make: Jews, Jewishness, and Judaism in
Postethnic America
2. Ethnicity, America, and the Future of the Jews: Felix Adler,
Mordecai Kaplan, and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
3. Pragmatism and Piety: The American
Spiritual and Philosophical Roots of Jewish Renewal
4. Postmonotheism, Renewal, and a New American
5. Hasidism, Mithnagdism, and Contemporary American
Judaism: Talmudism, (Neo) Kabbala, and (Post) Halakha
6. From the Historical Jesus to a New Jewish Christology:
Rethinking Jesus in Contemporary American Judaism
7. Sainthood, Selfhood, and the Ba'al Teshuva: ArtScroll's American
Hero and Jewish Renewal's Functional Saint
8. Rethinking the Holocaust after Post-Holocaust
Theology: Uniqueness, Exceptionalism, and the Renewal of American
Epilogue. Shlomo Carlebach: An Itinerant Preacher for a
Post-Judaism Age

Editorial Reviews

The ongoing public conversation about the future of American Judaism is embodied in a small library of recent books, many of which have been considered here. None of them, however, offers quite the same potent brew of courage, clarity, passion and expertise as Shaul Magid's American Post-Judaism . . . , a scholarly but also visionary book about what it means to be a Jew in America today.