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Modern French Jewish Thought
Writings on Religion and Politics
Sarah Hammerschlag, ed.

Brandeis University Press



Contents

• Foreword
• Introduction
• I. THE ISRAELITE OF THE REPUBLIC
• Joseph Salvador, The People
• James Darmesteter, Preface, The Prophets of Israel
• Zadoc Kahn, Speech on the acceptance of his position as chief rabbi of France
• Bernard Lazare, Judaism’s Conception of the Social and the Jewish People; Jewish Capitalism and Democracy
• André Spire, Preface (1959) to Jewish Poems
; Prologue (1919) to Jewish Poems; Jewish Dreams
• Sylvain Lévi, Alliance israélite universelle
• Edmond Fleg, Why I Am a Jew
• II. THE CATACLYSM AND THE AFTERMATH
• Simone Weil, What Is a Jew?
• Robert Gamzon, Tivliout:
Harmony
• Jacob Gordin, The Galuth
• Emmanuel Levinas, The Jewish Experience of the Prisoner
• Vladimir Jankélévitch, Judaism, an “Internal Problem”
• Sarah Kofman, Smothered Words
• III. UNIVERSAL AND PARTICULAR: THE JEW AND THE POLITICAL REALM
• Albert Memmi, The Jew, the Nation, and History
• Richard Marienstras, The Jews of the Diaspora, or the Vocation of a Minority
• André Neher, The Jewish Dimension of Space: Zionism
• Henri Atlan, Jerusalem: The Terrestrial, the Celestial
• Shmuel Trigano, Klal Israel: The Totality minus One
• IV. IDENTIFICATION, DISIDENTIFICATION
• Jacqueline Mesnil-Amar, The Lost Children of Judaism
• Léon Ashkénazi, Tradition and Modernity
• Alain Finkielkraut, From the Novelesque to Memory
• Hélène Cixous, Albums and Legends; The Dawn of Phallocentrism
• Jacques Derrida, Avowing—the Impossible: “Returns,” Repentance, and Reconciliation, a Lesson
• Stéphane Mosès, Normative Modernity and Critical Modernity
• Acknowledgments
• Suggestions for Further Reading
• Index

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