The Non-Jewish Jew: And Other Essays

The Non-Jewish Jew: And Other Essays

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Author/Contributor(s): Deutscher, Isaac ; Deutscher, Tamara
Publisher: Verso
Date: 03/28/2017
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
Essays on Judaism in the modern world, from philosophy and history to art and politics

In these essays Deutscher speaks of the emotional heritage of the European Jew with a calm clear-sightedness. As a historian he writes without religious belief, but with a generous breadth of understanding; as a philosopher he writes of some of the great Jews of Europe: Spinoza, Heine, Marx, Trotsky, Luxemburg, and Freud. He explores the Jewish imagination through the painter Chagall. He writes of the Jews under Stalin and of the "remnants of a race" after Hitler, as well as of the Zionist ideal, of the establishment of the state of Israel, of the Six-Day War, and of the perils ahead.