Circle Book Group: At Home in Exile

At a member’s home in Jamaica Plain

book cover imageBOOK: At Home in ExileWhy Diaspora is Good for the Jews by Alan Wolfe

"The Holocaust followed by Israel's creation constituted a kind of civil religion for Jews, reminding them of their eternal vulnerability while offering salvationin the form of statehood. Memories inevitably change, however, and as the impact of these two titanic events fade, an increasingly number of Judaism’s next generation is starting to reject the particularism associated with both eventsin favor of a rebirth of the universalism that once characterized life in the diaspora.In this book I argue that this is a positive moment, both for Jews and the non-Jews with whom they live." --provided by publisher

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