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Obligation in Exile: The Jewish Diaspora, Israel and Critique

Ilan Zvi Baron


Questions arose about what it meant to support a country whose political future the author has no say in as a Diaspora Jew. The questions became all the more pronounced the more I learned about Israel’s history. Many Jews feel the same way, and often are uncomfortable with what such an obligation can mean, in no small part because of concerns over being identified with Israel because of one’s Jewish heritage or because of the overwhelming significance that Israel has come to have for Jewish identity. Israel’s significance is matched by how much is published about Israel. Increasingly, this lit ... More

Keywords: Jew, Diaspora, Israel, Zion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748692309
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692309.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ilan Zvi Baron, author
Durham University