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Blacks and Jews in America
An Invitation to Dialogue
- A Black-Jewish dialogue lifts a veil on these groups' unspoken history, changing a narrative often dominated by the Grand Alliance and its fracturing. By engaging this history from our country's origins to the present, Blacks and Jews in America models the honest and searching conversation needed for Blacks and Jews to forge a new understanding.
- Terrence L. Johnson is an associate professor of religion and politics in the Department of Government and a senior research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. He is an affiliate member of the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He is the author of Tragic Soul-Life: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy, as well as the forthcoming We Testify with Our Lives: How Religion Transformed Radical Thought from Black Power to Black Lives Matter. Jacques Berlinerblau is the director of the Center for Jewish Civilization and Rabbi Harold White Professor of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University. He has published on a wide variety of issues ranging from secularism, religion, and politics to Jewish American fiction, African American and Jewish American relations, and higher education. He is the author of seven books, including How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom, The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously, and The Philip Roth We Don't Know: From #MeToo to Metempsychosis.
- Table of Contents 1. The House Is on Fire 2. Finding Our Affinities: An Overview of "Blacks and Jews" Dialogue by Jacques Berlinerblau 3. Liberalism: A Tragic Encounter between Blacks and (White) Jews by Terrence Johnson 4. Teaching Blacks and Jews in 2020 5. Interview with Professor Heschel 6. Interview with Professor Chireau 7. Talking to American Jews about Whiteness 8. The Loop and Minister Farrakhan 9. Secularism and Mr. Kicks 10. Israel/Palestine 11. Afro Jews 12. Outro Acknowledgments Interviewees Bibliography Index About the Authors
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