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Eight Decades The Selected Writings of W. Gunther Plaut

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ISBN-10: 1550028618

ISBN-13: 9781550028614

Edition: 2008

Authors: W. Gunther Plaut, Jonathan V. Plaut

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

W. Gunther Plaut was born in Germany, but in 1935 fled the Nazis for the United States, where he became a rabbi. He was President of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and from 1978 to 1985 served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Rabbi Plaut received nineteen honorary degrees and was a Companion of the Order of Canada. He published twenty-five books. Rabbi Plaut passed away in February 2011.

Introduction
Preface
Under Thirty: Testament of Exile
My Third Age
Studies in History
The First Confirmation in America
Jews in Seventeenth-Century Georgia
The Israelites in Pharoah's Egypt: A Historical Reconstruction
Youth Movements
The Canadian Experience: The Dynamics of Jewish Life Since 1945
Biblical Inquiries
The Wandering Aramean
In Defence of the Erev Rav - [actual symbol not reproducible]
Pharaoh's Hardened Heart
The Pillar of Salt
Why Love a Stranger?
Literature and Linguistics
The Origin of the Word "Yarmulke"
A Hebrew-Dakota Dictionary
Long-hand with Buber (a review)
Assessing the Jewish Mind (a review)
Theological Questions
What I Believe
The Sabbath as Protest: Thoughts on Work and Leisure in the Automated Society
Toward a Higher Morality
Moral and Social Issues
The University and Society
The Morality of the Calley Trial
The Curse of Literalism
Concerning Israel
Why Is Israel Different?
A Eulogy for the Israeli Martyrs of 1972 at Munich
The Un-public Relations of Our National Bodies
Foreword to S. Zalman Abramov's Perpetual Dilemma
We Are Jews
Reform Jewish Perspectives
The Sabbath in the Reform Movement
The Ambiguity of Reform
The Four Phases of the Reform Movement
Religious Discipline and Liberal Judaism
Prophetic Judaism Without Prophets
The German-Jewish Experience
The Elusive German-Jewish Heritage in America
The Yom Kippur That Never Was: A Pious Pictorial Fraud
The Common Folk in Mendelssohn's Days
An Interview with Moses Mendelssohn: The Christian and the Jew
Germans and Jews: The Symbiosis That Failed
The Legal Dimension
Hate Propaganda
Refuge or Asylum: The Canadian Perspective
Four Points of Law: Notes on the Relationship of Law and Religion
The Marshall Inquiry
Notes
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