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How I Stopped Being a Jew Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person s camp in Austria, to Jewish parents the family later migrated to Palestine As a young man, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that of a secular Jew With this meditative and thoughtful mixture of essay and personal recollection, he articulates the problems at the center of modern Jewish identity How I Stopped Being a Jew discusses the negative effects of the Israeli exploitation of the chosen people myth and its holocaust industry Sand criticizes the fact that, in the current context, what Jewish means is, above all, not being Arab and reflects on the possibility of a secular, non exclusive Israeli identity, beyond the legends of Zionism. Read How I Stopped Being a Jew – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. An illuminating, somewhat resigned, essay on the perils of identity politics, rather than a polemic Shlomo Sand examines the myths of Jewish identity, specifically that of the secular Jew and predictably disturbs a few sacred cows He dismisses the Holocaust industry indicting Lanzmann s Shoah, Spielberg s Shindler s List and Elie Wiesel for their exclusive focus on Jews as the victims of Nazism It was not enough that the memory of the victims should be engraved in the consciousness of t An illuminating, somewhat resigned, essay on the perils of identity politics, rather than a polemic Shlomo Sand examines the myths of Jewish identity, specifically that of the secular Jew and predictably disturbs a few sacred cows He dismisses the Holocaust industry indicting Lanzmann s Shoah, Spielberg s Shindl...

  2. Sand is an Israeli citizen who criticizes what it means to be Jewish in Israel today He acknowledges that, in a post Holocaust world, there is good reason for an overall Jewish bond with the State of Israel However, he finds it an odd coincidence of fate that the State of Israel marked him as Jew on his identity card simply because his mother is Jewish, something he had no control over, and did not make any inquiry whatsoever into things that might have beenrelevant, such as his abilit Sand is an Israeli citizen who criticizes what it means to be Jewish in Israel today He acknowledges that, in a post ...

  3. Sholomo Sand s book, How I Stopped Being a Jew, which I received from NetGalley in exchange for a review, addresses the issues many modern Jews face in reconciling their Jewish heritage with their lack of identity with Judaism, and their rejection of a God that actually has power in their lives.These are issues modern Jews and Israeli citizens face daily And many of them struggle Many modern Jews are happy being Jewish, and observing their faith as they choose to observe it.Others, like Sand, Sholomo Sand s book, How I Stopped Being a Jew, which I received from NetGalley in exchange for a review, addresses the issues many modern Jews face in reconciling their Jewish heritage with their lack of identity with Judaism, and their rejection of a God that actually has power in their lives.These are issues modern Jews and Israeli citizens face daily And many of them struggle Many modern Jews are happy being Jewish, and observing their faith as they choose to observe it.Others, like Sand, reject the idea of a supreme being There is nothing wrong with that People who reject the idea of a supreme being are atheists, and I know several.I am now probably going to offend those readers who give this book high ratings.This book, however, is not about being an atheist It is entitled How I Stopped Being a Jew for a reason Sand not only rejects Judaism, he devotes his entire book to an apologia for his opinion.Sand is a well known, controversial professor an...

  4. I have one or two minor reservations about this book, on relatively trivial aspects it s imperfectly translated from the Hebrew via the French and uses once trendy academic franglais such as problematic and imaginary as nouns the style generally is a bit florid in parts and he bends over backwards sometimes a little too far in my view to bethan fair to the people and doctrines and behaviours that have led him to renounce his former Jewish identity.To be fair to him, it is clear I have one or two minor reservations about this book, on relatively trivial aspects it s imperfectly translated from the Hebrew via the French and uses once trendy academic franglais such as problematic and imaginary as nouns the style generally is a bit florid in parts and he bends over backwards sometimes a little too far in my view to bethan fair to the people and doctrines and behaviours that have led him to renounce his former Jewish identity.To be ...

  5. La subtilit avec laquelle l auteur retourne les multiples faces de l identit juive et isra lienne est assez remarquable, en plus d taill e l aide de plusieurs exemples, et de preuves historiques Shlomo tant un ensei...

  6. Some fascinating parts especially on how Zionism constructed Israeli identity.

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  8. Israel defines itself as a Jewish state , or as the state of the Jewish people throughout the world, but it is not even able to define who is a Jew.Sand s essay complicates the issue of secular Jewish identity, or, in other words, a shared plane among non practicing Jews Apart from the Hebrew hegemony in the land of Israel, and a shared sense of persecution that he claims Jews worldwide are encouraged to share, he finds nothing in Jewish culture that is all pervasive and warrants the common Israel defines itself as a Jewish state , or as the state of the Jewish people throughout the world, but it is not even able to define who is a Jew.Sand s essay complicates the issue of secular Jewish identity, or, in other words, a shared plane among non practicing Jews Apart from the Hebrew hegemony in the land of Israel, and a shared sense of persecution that he claims Jews worldwide are encouraged to share, he finds nothing in Jewish culture th...

  9. This book is much shorter andpersonal than the other book of his I read, The Invention of the Jewish People, making it I thinkaccessible to a wider audience Sand writes very clearly, making solid arguments There is a strong focus on Israel, but Sand also makes clear why he thinks that it should be relevant to all people who consider themselves Jews I am someone who also decided to stop calling myself a Jew, for reasons similar to some those expressed by Sand, and now I feel even m This book is much shorter andpersonal than the other book of his I read, The Invention...

  10. I am not impressed with this book The writing is highly academic, and seems to attempt to use big words to try to make the author s opinions seem like they areimportant and factual than they actually are The author posits that there is no such thing as a secular Jew and no such thing as a Jewish culture He, an Israeli, bashes Israel and it s politics while still claiming to love his country I found the writing to be verbose and boring and the author s opinions, no matter how they are w I am not impressed with this book The writing is highly academic, and seems to attempt to use big words to try to make the author s opinions seem like they areimportant and factual than they actually are The author posits that there is no such thing a...