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Author Parfitt, Tudor.

Title Judaising Movements : Studies in the Margins of Judaism in Modern Times
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (176 pages)
Series Routledge Jewish Studies Series
Routledge Jewish studies series.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Judaising Movements and Colonial Discourse; 2 Israel in China A Judaising Discourse in the Far East; 3 The Lemba An African Judaising Tribe; 4 Conversion and Judaisation The 'Lost Tribes' Committees at the Birth of the Jewish State; 5 A Conversion Movement in Italy Jewish Universalism, Conversion and Gender in San Nicandro; 6 The 'Falashisation' of the Blacks of Harlem A Judaising Movement in 20th-century USA; Bibliography; Notes; Index
Summary The history of Judaising movements has been largely ignored by historians of religion. This volume analyzes the interplay between colonialism, a Judaism not traditionally viewed as proselytising but which at certain points was struggling to heed the Prophets and become a light unto the Gentiles' and the attraction for many different peoples of the rooted historicity of Judaism and by the symbolic appropriation of Jewish suffering. This book will look at the role of colonialism in the development of Judaising movements throughout the world, including New Zealand, Japan, India, Burma and Afr
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Subject Israel
Conversion -- Judaism -- History -- 20th century
Judaism -- Relations -- 20th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Semi, Emanuela
ISBN 1136860274