The Jewish Community in the Post-Apartheid Era: Same Narrative, Different Meaning (Essay) The Jewish Community in the Post-Apartheid Era: Same Narrative, Different Meaning (Essay)

The Jewish Community in the Post-Apartheid Era: Same Narrative, Different Meaning (Essay‪)‬

Transformation 2007, Jan, 63

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Abstract The article explores the transformation of the Jewish community in South Africa and the strategies that have been pursued by the community to forge a new identity whereby secular Zionism has been shifted towards religious Zionism; moderate Orthodoxy has been replaced with Ultra Orthodoxy and the perceived unity of the community has been maintained by advancing exclusion and seclusion. The article investigates how this identity has evolved in response to local and global changes. It argues that South Africa's transformation to democracy has not seemed to open up the community to new possibilities, but has instead made it more inward-looking and insular. The article calls to the community to face and debate its shifting identity, to broaden its boundaries and to create a new content that celebrates diversity, inclusivity, tolerance and openness to others.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2007
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
35
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transformation
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
218.8
KB

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