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New Children of Israel

Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization

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New Children of Israel by Nathan P. Devir
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In the last century, the tragic events of the Holocaust and the subsequent founding of the state of Israel brought about tremendous changes for Jewish communities all over the world. This book explores what may be the next watershed moment for the Jews: the inclusion of millions of people from developing nations who self-define as Jewish but who have no historical ties with established centres of Jewish life. These emerging groups bring expanding notions of what it means to be Jewish. This comparative ethnographic study, the first of its kind, presents in-depth analyses of the backgrounds, motivations, and sociohistorical contexts of emerging Jewish communities in Cameroon, Ghana, India, and other postcolonial locales. It investigates theramifications of these new movements for the larger Judeo-Christian world, particularly with regard to issues of multiculturalism, immigration, race relations, and messianic expectations concerning the prophecy of Isaiah 11:12, according to which God will "assemble the dispersed of Israel, and gather together the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth."

Author Biography

Nathan P. Devir is assistant professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Utah, where he also serves as director of the Middle East Center and the Religious Studies Program.
Release date NZ
November 30th, 2017
Pages
336
Illustrations
19 illustrations, 9 maps
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of Utah Press,U.S.
ISBN-13
9781607815846
Product ID
26884714

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