Judaism

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The Difference Between Judaism and Zionism
Neuburger, G.
Article
Argues that "Judaism and Zionism are by no means the same. Indeed they are incompatible and irreconcilable: If one is a good Jew, one cannot be a Zionist; if one is a Zionist, one cannot be a good Jew...
Gaza, The World's Largest Outdoor Prison: Against The Current vol. 134
Currie, Kristine
Article
2008
Sara Roy couldn't have predicted the deterioration of Gaza since the 2005 unilateral pullout of Israeli occupation forces and settlers any more effectively than in her book Failing Peace: Gaza and the...
A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern
Halevi, Ilan
Book
1987
Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous sta...
If I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew
Marqusee, Mike
Book
2008
In a journey through family memory and leftwing history, Marqusee introduces us to Jewish heretics and heroes. In proudly reclaiming the Jewish radical tradition, he reminds us that cultures are not t...
Judaism or Zionism? : What Difference for the Middle East?
EAFORD & AJAZ
Book
American Jewish Alternatives to Zionism (AJAZ) and the Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD) here bring together diverse and notable scholars, religious figur...
The Lion and the Gazelle: On Jewish History
Avnery, Uri
Article
2008
If we, the Israelis, want to consolidate our nation, we have to free ourselves from the myths that belong to another form of existence and re-define our national history. We must recognize the differe...
A Marxist History of the World part 20: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Neil Faulkner examines how the three great monotheistic religions produced by the contradictions of the ancient world owed their extraordinary power to their origins in the myths and rituals of the op...
The Marxists and the Jewish Question: The History of a Debate 1843 - 1943
Traverso, Enzo (translated by Bernard Gibbons)
Book
1994
Covers the difficult history of European Marxists' efforts to comprehend what "The Jewish Question" was about. The assumption that Jewish life and religion were a historical anachronism, something tha...
Muslims, Jews and Christians imposing an imagined past, with disastrous results
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2015
The truth is that there are millions of people – Muslims, Jews and Christians and others – who not only still idealise a religiously imagined past, but want, in one way or another, to import that past...
On Being a Jewish Feminist: A Reader
Heschel, Susannah (ed.)
Book
1983
This collection explores the myths and images of women that delimit women's growth within Judaism.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Revered Rabbi Preaches Slaughter Of Gentile Babies
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Rabbis who are among the leading idelogues of the growing fascist movement in Israel say that violence against non-Jews, including the killing of babies, is justied by religious law. According to Rabb...
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
A Threat from Within: A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism
Rabkin, Yakov M.
Book
2004
Rabkin brings to light continuing Jewish opposition to Zionism, a religious tradition which presents a fundamental challenge to the idea of Israel as a Jewish state.
A Threat from Within: Jewish Opposition to Zionism - Review
Neumann, Michael
Article
2006
Review of a book on Jewish Orthodox opposition to Zionism.
Women Take On the Orthodox
Kessel, Jerrold; Klochendler, Pierre
Article
2010
Increasing religious domination by the Orthodox is increasing conflict within Israeli and tension between American Jews and Israel.
'Zionism is nationalism, not Judasim,' a former Hebrew school teacher explains
Weiss, Philip
Article
2016
Former Hebrew school teacher, Tziva Thier clarifies the distinction between Zionism as a political movement and Judaism as a religion, and explains why Israel's acts cannot be condoned by the religion...

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Winchevsky Centre (Morris Winchevsky School)
The Winchevsky Centre is a progressive secular Jewish community centre offering intergenerational cultural and educational opportunities emphasizing Jewish history and traditions. Programs reflect a s...

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Judaism and slavery
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Judaism's religious texts contain numerous laws governing the ownership and treatment of slaves.