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State of Israel, Diaspora, and Jewish Continuity
Essays on the “Ever-Dying People”
Simon Rawidowicz

The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

1998 • 280 pp. 6 x 9"
Jewish Studies / History of Israel & Palestine

$29.95 Paperback, 978-0-87451-846-7
$19.99 Ebook, 978-1-5126-0157-2

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"Dr. Rawidowicz is one of the greatest Hebrew scholars of our time." —David Ben-Gurion, The Jewish Chronicle

Philosophically rich and wide-ranging essays on Jewish history and culture.

This readable, insightful, and thought-provoking collection of essays, presents an original and innovative ideology that stirringly affirms the unity of the Jewish people. Rawidowicz's rich themes include the relationship between the State of Israel and the Diaspora; Jewish "difference" and its repercussions; Jewish learning; and Jewish continuity in the post-Holocaust world. In his foreword to the paper edition, Michael A. Meyer writes, "Forty years after his death, [Rawidowicz's] sober analyses, his realism with regard to both the State of Israel and the Diaspora, and his striving to find unities among dichotomies that divide the Jewish people -- all of these make his images and ideas still worthy of our reflection."

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"Rich in content, a pleasure to read, an encounter with the first-rate mind of a major historian of Jewish intellectual history reflecting on issues that engaged him passionately."—Arnold Eisen, Stanford University

SIMON RAWIDOWICZ was the first chairman of the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University and Philip W. Lown Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Hebrew Literature. A prolific writer, he founded two publishing companies and established the World Union for Hebrew Culture.

His son, BENJAMIN C. I. RAVID, is Jennie and Mayer Weisman Professor of History at Brandeis University.

MICHAEL A. MEYER is Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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