The Wondering Jew by Micah Goodman audiobook

The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity

By Micah Goodman
Read by Paul Boehmer

Tantor Audio 9780300252248

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705240281

  • ISBN: 9781705240281

Runtime: 6.04 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A celebrated Israeli author explores the roots of the divide between religion and secularism in Israel today, and offers a path to bridging the divide

Zionism began as a movement full of contradictions, between a pull to the past and a desire to forge a new future. Israel has become a place of fragmentation, between those who sanctify religious tradition and those who wish to escape its grasp. Now, a new middle ground is emerging between religious and secular Jews who want to engage with their heritage—without being restricted by it or losing it completely.

In this incisive book, acclaimed author Micah Goodman explores Israeli Judaism and the conflict between religion and secularism, one of the major causes of political polarization throughout the world. Revisiting traditional religious sources and seminal works of secularism, he reveals that each contains an openness to learn from the other's messages. Goodman challenges both orthodoxies, proposing a new approach to bridge the divide between religion and secularism and pave a path toward healing a society torn asunder by extremism.

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Author Bio: Micah Goodman

Author Bio: Micah Goodman

Micah Goodman is the president of Beit Midrash Yisraeli-Ein Prat. He is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and the author of four best-selling books in Israel including Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English