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The Uncovered Head
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Surveying the evolution of the Jewish people and its culture and thought throughout the ages, this book describes the momentous results of Jewry's encounter with European Modernism. It traces how, over the past two-and-a-half centuries, pluralism and secularism first took hold in the Jewish world and then expanded until they are now the dominant feature and the driving force in contemporary Judaism. These issues are illuminated with a wide selection of works from Jewish literature and thought.
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Table of Contents

1 Preface 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Identity Chapter 4 2. Secular Identity Chapter 5 3. Jewish Identity Chapter 6 4. Moving Toward Jewish Pluralism Chapter 7 5. Judaism and Jewry Today Chapter 8 6. Secular Reading of Jewisn Culture 9 Notes 10 Biographical Notes 11 Further Reading 12 Index

About the Author

Yedidya Itzhaki is an architect as well as a researcher and lecturer in Hebrew literature and Jewish studies at Bar Ilan University and at the Zefat College in Israel.

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This is a fascinating book, worthy of serious attention. Congregational Libraries Today

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