The Rhetoric of Chosenness and the Fabrication of American Jewish Identity

By Arnold Eisen

Transaction Publishers, 1990

The author sketches the various interpretations of choseness offered by American Jewish thinkers in the past fifty years. Several ways in which the rhetoric of choseness has affected and shaped the fabrication of American Jewish identity in this period are noted. The article concludes by considering the intrinsic connotations and resonances that helped the image of 'chosen people' to perform the task assigned it in the face of considerable obstacles.

Topic: Culture

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Eisen, Arnold. The Rhetoric of Chosenness and the Fabrication of American Jewish Identity. Transaction Publishers. 1990: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3009


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