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The Resource Stepping into zion : Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the remaking of Jewish identity, Janice W. Fernheimer, (electronic resource)

Stepping into zion : Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the remaking of Jewish identity, Janice W. Fernheimer, (electronic resource)

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Stepping into zion : Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the remaking of Jewish identity
Title
Stepping into zion
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Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the remaking of Jewish identity
Statement of responsibility
Janice W. Fernheimer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimer's Stepping into Zion considers the question "Who is a Jew?"--A critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike"--
  • "By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimer's Stepping into Zion considers the question "Who is a Jew?"--A critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike. Hatzaad Harishon ("The First Step") was a New York-based, multiracial Jewish organization that worked to increase recognition and legitimacy of black Jews in the sixties and seventies. In Stepping into Zion, Janice W. Fernheimer examines the history and archives of Hatzaad Harishon to illuminate the definition and borders of Jewish identity, which have critical relevance to Jews of all traditions as well as to non-Jews. Fernheimer focuses on a period when white Jewish identity was in flux and deeply influenced by the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. In 1964, white and black Jews formed Hatzaad Harishon to foster interaction and unity between black and white Jewish communities. They raised the question of who or what constitutes Jewishness or Jewish identity, and in searching for an answer succeeded-both historically and rhetorically-in gaining increased recognition for black Jews. Fernheimer traces how members of Hatzaad Harishon, who did not share the same set of definitions, were able to create common ground in a process she terms "interruptive invention." Through insightful interpretation of Hatzaad Harishon's archival materials, Fernheimer chronicles the group's successes and failures within the larger rhetorical history of conflicts that emerge when cultural identities shift or expand. Stepping into Zion offers "interruptive invention" as a framework for understanding and changing certain dominant discourses about racial and religious identity, allowing those who may lack institutional power or authority to begin to claim it"--
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Fernheimer, Janice W.,
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rhetoric, culture, and social critique
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Jews
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Stepping into zion : Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the remaking of Jewish identity, Janice W. Fernheimer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn889644694
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817387471
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)889644694
Label
Stepping into zion : Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the remaking of Jewish identity, Janice W. Fernheimer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn889644694
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817387471
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889644694

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