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Author Shahak, Israƫl.

Title Jewish history, Jewish religion : the weight of three thousand years / Israel Shahak ; forewords by Gore Vidal [and others]

Edition New edition
Published London : Pluto, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 148 pages)
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Series Get political
Get political.
Summary Israel Shahak was a remarkable man. Born in the Warsaw ghetto and a survivor of Belsen, Shahak arrived in Israel in 1945. Brought up under Jewish Orthodoxy and Hebrew culture, he consistently opposed the expansion of the borders of Israel from 1967. In this extraordinary and highly acclaimed book, Shahak embarks on a provocative study of the extent to which the secular state of Israel has been shaped by religious orthodoxies of an invidious and potentially lethal nature. Drawing on the Talmud and rabbinical laws, Shahak argues that the roots of Jewish chauvinism and religious fanaticism must be understood before it is too late. Written from a humanitarian viewpoint by a Jewish scholar, this is a rare and highly controversial criticism of Israel that will both excite and disturb readers worldwide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Orthodox Judaism -- Political aspects.
Religion and state -- Israel.
Israel -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Controversial literature.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009352046
ISBN 1849644160 (electronic bk.)
9781849644167 (electronic bk.)