The Spiritual Disorder of the Jews and the Need for a Zionist Renaissance: A History of the Ongoing Debate
|Author: ||Lewin, Eyal|
Dr. Lewin examines what he believes to be a spiritual disorder at the core of Israel and the many ways that the disorder is expressed. He focuses on a diverse collection of incidents and events that have manifested in modern Israel due to this disorder. The book looks to examine the concerns and offer solutions that would combat the malaise he is diagnosing.
"Based on numerous other examples throughout history this study asserts that just like other cases –self-degradation was the major motivation dictating Israeli responses, particularly those of intellectuals, scholars, journalists and artists. As will henceforth be shown the description of collective self-accusations is merely a minor occurrence of a larger, more important and more dangerous phenomenon: The Disorder of Jews. ... Beyond just diagnosing a collective mental malady, this study aims at proposing an appropriate prescription. In this sense, it is the aspiration of this book not to remain solely academic, but to create a framework for ensuing essays and theories of political thought."
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Anti-Semitism
Chapter 2: The Zionist Ethos
Chapter 3: The Disorder of Jews in the West
Chapter 4: The Disorder of Jews in Israel
Chapter 5: Jewish Holocaust Inversion
Chapter 6: The Bulgakov Syndrome
Chapter 7: The Causes of the Disorder of Jews
Chapter 8: Spiritual Auto-Emancipation
Chapter 9: Insights from the Cockpit
Chapter 10: Conclusions