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How I Stopped Being a Jew Shlomo Sand

How I Stopped Being a Jew

Shlomo Sand

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ISBN : 9781781686140
Hardcover
112 pages
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Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person’s camp in Austria, to a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father- the family later migrated to Palestine. As a young man, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that of a “secular Jew.” WithMoreShlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person’s camp in Austria, to a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father- 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.