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Author Salkin, Jeffrey K., 1954-
Title The Gods are broken! : the hidden legacy of Abraham / Jeffrey K. Salkin.
Imprint Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2013.

Author Salkin, Jeffrey K., 1954-
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Subject Abraham (Biblical patriarch)
Midrash rabbah. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Idols and images -- Worship -- Biblical teaching.
Iconoclasm.
Monotheism -- Biblical teaching.
Antisemitism.
Description 1 online resource
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Out of Ur -- 2. Abraham the iconoclast -- 3. Which Gods shall we break today? -- 4. Three paths to the sacred -- 5. The primal trauma of the Jewish people -- 6. (Re)embracing Tera -- 7. From broken idols to broken tablets -- 8. The sound of broken glass: Jewish iconoclasm and anti-Semitism.
Summary The story of Abraham smashing his father's idols might be the most important Jewish story ever told and the key to how Jews define themselves. In a work at once deeply erudite and wonderfully accessible, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin conducts readers through the life and legacy of this powerful story and explains how it has shaped Jewish consciousness. Offering a radical view of Jewish existence, The Gods Are Broken! views the story of the young Abraham as the "primal trauma" of Jewish history, one critical to the development of a certain Jewish comfort with rebelliousness and one t.
ISBN 0827611420 (electronic bk.)
9780827611429 (electronic bk.)
9780827609310 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0827609310 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 841903665
Additional Format Print version: Salkin, Jeffrey K., 1954- Gods are broken!. 9780827609310 0827609310 (DLC) 2012042380


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