Colors of Jews Racial Politics and Radical Diasporism

ISBN-10: 0253219272
ISBN-13: 9780253219275
Edition: 2007 (Annotated)
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 6/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Exposes and challenges the common assumptions about what defines Jewishness

Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz is Adjunct Professor in Comparative Literature and Women's Studies at Queens College of CUNY and has taught in the Bard Women's Prison Initiative. She is a feminist scholar and poet whose many books include The Issue Is Power: Essays on Women, Jews, Violence and Resistance; My Jewish Face & Other Stories; and The Tribe of Dina: A Jewish Women's Anthology (with Irena Klepfisz). She lives in Elmhurst, New York.

Preface
A Note on Language
Acknowledgments
Are Jews White?
What's White
The People of Contradictions
Apartheid/American Style
Jews: Race or Religion?
Christian Centricity
Black/Jewish Imaginary and Real
The Black/Jewish Tangle
Am I Possible?
Exodus
Media Coverage
Media Hype
Solidarity
Nationalism and Feminism
Who Is This Stranger?
The Cultures of Jews
Mizrahim
Sephardim
Post-Colonial Jews
Feminist Ritual
Ashkenazim
De-Ashkenization
U.S. Jews
Praying with Our Legs
Fighting Slumlords, Building Coalitions: Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (Chicago)
Confronting Power in the Jewish Community: Jews United for Justice (St. Louis)
Trying to Change Congregational Life: Jewish Community Action (Minneapolis)
Bringing Our Bodies to the Picket Line: Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (New York)
The Place to Go for a Progressive Jewish Voice
Judaism Is the Color of This Room
The Temple of My Familiar: Ayecha (National)
Crossing Many Borders: Ivri-NASAWI/Levantine Center (International)
A Mixed Multitude: Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation (Chicago)
Respect and Knowledge: Beta Israel of North America (International)
Hospitality Is the First Principle: Congregation Nahalat Shalom (Albuquerque)
Jews Were All People of Color: Center for Afro-Jewish Studies (Philadelphia)
I Promised Them It Wasn't Going to Happen Again: Central Reform Synagogue (St. Louis)
Jews of Color Speak Out
Transformation in Partnership
Toward a New Diasporism
If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem
If I Forget Thee O Doikayt, O Haviva Ottomania
Home
Diasporism and the Holocaust
Israel and Diasporism
Anti-Semitism and Diasporism
A Jewish Tradition: Radical Justice-Seeking
To Change the Way Racism Is Fought: Shifting the Center
Diasporism and the Colors of Jews
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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