The Jewish Prison: A Rebellious Meditation on the State of Judaism

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In a provocative personal inquiry, the author posits a challenging idea: By considering themselves God's "chosen people," the Jews have imprisoned themselves. Attempting to upend his own assumptions and those of the reader, Daniel provides an adventurous testimony closely rooted in current events and in an exploration of his own Jewishness. THE JEWISH PRISON carefully considers Israel, both as a state and as an idea, and its influence upon the worldwide Jewish community. It examines anti-Semitism, both historically and in the present day. And it rigorously questions, throughout, the role of religion in modern morality.

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Jean Daniel is the founder and executive editor of France's leading news magazine, Le Nouvel Observateur, and has also been a correspondent for the American magazine The New Republic. As one of Europe's foremost journalists and intellectuals, he has written numerous books on the most important issues of the day, including the decolonization of Africa, terrorism, the death of Marxism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He lives in Paris, where, at age 86, he continues to direct operations at the "Nouvel Obs."

Translator Charlotte Mandell is the recipient of the Modern Language Association Prize, and has translated Maurice Blanchot, Jean Genet, and Bernard-Henri Lévy.

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