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Author Wouk, Herman, 1915-

Title The will to live on : this is our heritage / Herman Wouk.

Published New York : Cliff Street Books, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  296.09045 WOUK    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description x, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents Pt. I. Searching the Wreckage. 1. The Rebbe and the Historian. 2. Running on Empty. 3. The First Destruction. 4. The Second Destruction. 5. The Third Destruction: I. 6. The Third Destruction: II. 7. Retrospect -- Pt. II. The Heritage, or The Power of a Dream. 8. Zaideh and the Humanist. 9. The Sacred Story. 10. The Fathers. 11. The Law. 12. Nakh: The Prophets and the Writings. 13. The Talmud and I. 14. Kabbalah. 15. Yiddish and Yiddishkeit. 16. Ivrit and Zionism. 17. Yossi -- Pt. III. The Jewish Resurgence. 18. The Miracle. 19. America: The Whispering Ember. 20. The Breath of the Children.
Summary "Forty years ago, in his modern classic This Is My God, Herman Wouk stated the case for his religious beliefs and conduct. His aim in that work and in The Will to Live On has been to break through the crust of prejudice, to reawaken clearheaded thought about the magnificent Jewish patrimony, and to convey a message of hope for Jewish survival." "Although the Torah and the Talmud are timeless, the twentieth century has brought earthquake shocks to the Jews: the apocalyptic experience of the Holocaust, the reborn Jewish state, the precarious American diaspora, and deepening religious schisms. After a lifetime of study, Herman Wouk examines the changes affecting the Jewish world, especially the troubled wonder of Israel, and the remarkable, though dwindling, American Jewry. The book is peppered with wonderful stories of the author's encounters with such luminaries as Ben Gurion, Isidor Rabi, Yitzhak Rabin, Saul Bellow, and Richard Feynman."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Judaism -- History.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
Judaism -- 20th century.
Judaism -- United States.
Variant Title This is our heritage
ISBN 0060196084