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The Future Jew argues a startling thesis: The Jewish people have not yet responded decisively to the Holocaust. They have failed to recognize the event as a radical turning point in their history. This book declares that the extermination of six million innocents could only have happened in a world devoid of divinity.
The future Jew is no dry academic treatise. A passionate response to history's most heinous crime, it is a highly accessible, compulsively readable work. Building its case through documentary evidence, ingeniously employing the tools of literature, it graphically recalls the Holocaust—and prescribes a bold response.
Michael Carin demonstrates that events have imposed a new mission on the Jews. It is time for them to set aside their antique devotions, and reshape Judaism as ordained by intellectual honesty. In the past they gave the world monotheism. In the future they must lead in establishing global secularism—a world liberated from the irrational, chronic, bloody antagonisms born of religious superstition.
At center stage in this book is the powerful and poetic Holocaust Haggadah. As it tells the story of Nazi genocide, it infers that Judaism is not immune to evolution. The Holocaust Haggadah shows that new customs of secular observance can arise, and that theists do not have a monopoly on ritual.
Carin's potent call to abolish theistic faith, in the name of the six million, will touch a waiting nerve in the Jewish psyche. Indeed, the universality of The Future Jew's theme will excite debate across all denominational lines.
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Book Description MRW Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11096885690X