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Seven Pillars of Jewish Denial

Seven Pillars of Jewish Denial

(2004)
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Raised by an activist mother, Kim Chernin was taught that the politics of religion are just that: politics. As her beliefs evolved, she came to understand the necessity of embracing her Jewish heritage while questioning the notion of taking on Jewishness as a role, religion, and qualifying trait, particularly with respect to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The essays in Seven Pillars of Jewish Denial set forth a justifiable criticism of Israel. Chernin explores memory, survivor's guilt, and denial as debilitating to Jewish consciousness, which cannot see criticism of Israel as morally feasible in an anti-Semitic world. In her view, creating true peace requires understanding and believing that the lives of other human beings matter more than Jewish ideology.

 
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March 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Seven Pillars of Jewish Denial: Shekinah, Wagner, and the Politics of the Small (Terra Nova Series)
Author(s): Kim Chernin
ISBN: 1-55643-486-3 / 978-1-55643-486-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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