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End of Days Ethics, Tradition, and Power in Israel

Mikhael Manekin

End of Days is an Israeli Orthodox Jew's attempt to provide a Jewish faith-based alternative to ethnic superiority in Israel, and a theological political framework for those wishing to promote equality in Israel and Palestine.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Academic Studies Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 21st, 2023
  • Pages: 146
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9798887193243
  • Categories: Jewish StudiesReligious Intolerance, Persecution & ConflictMiddle East - Israel & Palestine

About the Author

Manekin, Mikhael: - Mikhael Manekin is an Israeli activist against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. He was the executive director of Breaking the Silence, a veterans' organization, and of Molad, the Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy. He is a founder and director of the Alliance Fellowship, a Jewish-Palestinian political leadership network, and a founding leader of the Faithful Left, a movement of religious Jews fighting oppression and inequality.
Praise for this book

"Drawing on an impressive range of sources-the Talmud, the writings of Ashkenazi and Sephardic medieval Jewish pietists, the Chofetz Chaim's forgotten guide for Jewish soldiers, the Yiddish poetry of Jacob Glatstein-Manekin traces in compelling detail the traditional Jewish ethical disposition that recoils from pride, abhors violence, and views power with suspicion. He argues that this traditional Jewish ethics requires a radically different approach to the reality of Jewish political power instantiated by the Israeli state than the dominant view in Israel allows. By the book's end, he leaves the reader with little doubt that not only is there no need to compromise one's commitment to Jewish tradition in order to oppose Israel's occupation, but that a commitment to traditional Jewish ethics requires active opposition to the occupation. Powerful yet unconventional, [this book] is a hybrid of memoir, mussar [morality], family history, halakhic argumentation, and social criticism. It is a manifesto for a new religiously committed Jewish left that is taking shape."

-- Joshua Leifer, Tel Aviv Review of Books (on the Hebrew edition)