Jews and Europe in the Twenty-First Century: Thinking Jewish

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Jews and Europe in the Twenty-First Century is a collection of interviews with more than ninety prominent Jewish intellectuals, politicians, writers and scientists from across Western Europe. Nick Lambert├?┬?├?┬?├?┬?├?┬şs penetrating interviews and analyses reveal their thoughts, fears and hopes for the future. Deep disquiet and insecurity, even among those who hold "establishment" positions, is uncovered. The author also explores why Jews have not been involved in constructing the European Union - and shows why they should have been. He concludes that Jews will continue to observe the shaping of the European project from an upstairs window - with most longing to be part of a Europe which has now vanished, or been extinguished, and which some of the interviewees admit to having attempted to sustain in their novel-writing. In this unique collection the interviewees reveal that they have often felt alien both to Jewish communal life and to the national societies in which they live, with their relationship to Israel a further controversial area. Lambert shows that we are approaching a time of cultural clashes between different groups of Jews in Europe, in which the future of Jewish identity will be rooted either in Western liberal values or in stricter religious observance. In an age in which political Islam dominates the headlines, this book provides an insider├?┬?├?┬?├?┬?├?┬şs view of life among another seminal, divided, yet often forgotten group in Europe.

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'A compellingly written and meticulously researched review of Jewish life in western Europe today.' --Professor Stefan Berger, Chair in Modern German and Comparative European History

'Nick Lambert's subtle and persistent questioning peals back the protective layers of European Jewish life to reveal the true picture of a vibrant, passionate and fragmented religious entity, traumatised by its history and fearful for its future ...' --Rabbi Dr Charles H. Middleburgh, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin,

'Eloquently styled and groundbreaking in its implications, Nick Lambert intricately exposes the thoughts, fears and hopes of decision-makers across Europe, revealing that brand new challenges will soon require brand new leaders ...' --Gidon van Emden, Policy Officer, CEJI, Brussels

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Nick Lambert is the Rothschild Foundation Europe Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, and Honorary Research Fellow, New York University in London.

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