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Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today, 1st edition

  • Keith Kahn-Harris
  • Ben Gidley
Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today

ISBN-13:  9781847144768


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The first book-length study of contemporary British Jewry , Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today examines the changing nature of the British Jewish community and its leadership since 1990.

Keith Kahn-Harris and Ben Gidley contend that there has been a shift within Jewish communal discourse from a strategy of security, which emphasized Anglo-Jewry's secure British belonging and citizenship, to a strategy of insecurity, which emphasizes the dangers and threats Jews face individually and communally. This shift is part of a process of renewal in the community that has led to something of a 'Jewish renaissance' in Britain.

Addressing key questions on the transitions in the history of Anglo-Jewish community and leadership, and tackling the concept of the 'new antisemitism', this important and timely study addresses the question: how has UK Jewry adapted from a shift from monoculturalism to multiculturalism?

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Jewish Community, Jewish Leadership 2. Insecurity and the Problem of Jewish Continuity 3. Conceptualizing Jewish Continuity 4. Practising Jewish Continuity 5. Re-imagining Anti-Semitism 6. Combating the New Anti-Semitism¿ Conclusion: Towards a Dialogic Jewish Community¿ Bibliography ¿Index

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Published by Continuum (September 23rd 2010) - Copyright © 2010