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Historicism, the Holocaust, and Zionism
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"[Of] the 12 well-crafted essays in this volume...the most useful are those dealing with the Holocaust."
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"Especially recommended for college-level students of Jewish history and culture."
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This is a critical exploration of the most repercussive topics in modern Jewish history and thought. A sequel to Katz's National Jewish Book Award-winning study, Post-Holocaust Dialogues, this book identifies the main issues in the contemporary Jewish intellectual universe and outlines a larger, more synthetic understanding of contemporary Jewish existence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. On Historicism and Eternity: Reflections on the 100th Birthday of Franz Rosenzweig
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. 2. Jewish Philosophy in the 1980s: A Diagnosis and Prescription
  2. pp. 27-52
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  1. 3. Abraham Joshua Heschel and Hasidism
  2. pp. 53-73
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  1. 4. 1918 and After: The Role of Racial Antisemitism in the Nazi Analysis of the Weimar Republic
  2. pp. 74-104
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  1. 5. Quantity and Interpretation—Issues in the Comparative Historical Analysis of the Holocaust
  2. pp. 105-137
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  1. 6. Auschwitz and the Gulag: Discontinuities and Dissimilarities
  2. pp. 138-161
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  1. 7. Defining the Uniqueness of the Holocaust: Preliminary Clarifications and Disclaimers
  2. pp. 162-192
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  1. 8. Technology and Genocide: Technology as a "Form of Life"
  2. pp. 193-224
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  1. 9. "Voluntary Covenant": Irving Greenberg on Faith after the Holocaust
  2. pp. 225-250
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  1. 10. "The Tremendum": Arthur Cohen's Understanding of Faith after the Holocaust
  2. pp. 251-273
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  1. 11. Criteria for a Contemporary Zionist Ideology
  2. pp. 274-288
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  1. 12. Zionism as an Expression of Jewish Freedom
  2. pp. 289-300
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 301-315
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  1. Back Cover
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