The Resource God is in the crowd : twenty-first-century Judaism, Tal Keinan, (electronic resource)

God is in the crowd : twenty-first-century Judaism, Tal Keinan, (electronic resource)

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God is in the crowd : twenty-first-century Judaism
Title
God is in the crowd
Title remainder
twenty-first-century Judaism
Statement of responsibility
Tal Keinan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Enthralling, searching, profound, an extraordinarily powerful work on Jewish identity in the twenty-first century."'Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks A bold proposal for discovering relevance in Judaism and ensuring its survival, from a pioneering social activist, business leader, and fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force God Is in the Crowd is an original and provocative blueprint for Judaism in the twenty-first century. Presented through the lens of Tal Keinan's unusual personal story, it a sobering analysis of the threat to Jewish continuity. As the Jewish people has become concentrated in just two hubs'America and Israel'it has lost the subtle code of governance that endowed Judaism with dynamism and relevance in the age of Diaspora. This code, as Keinan explains, is derived from Francis Galton's "wisdom of crowds," in which a group's collective intelligence, memory, and even spirituality can be dramatically different from, and often stronger than, that of any individual member's. He argues that without this code, this ancient people'and the civilization that it spawned'will soon be extinct. Finally, Keinan puts forward a bold and original plan to rewrite the Jewish code, proposing a new model for Judaism and for community in general. Keinan was born to a secular Jewish family in Florida. His interest in Judaism was ignited by a Christian minister at his New England prep school and led him down the unlikely path to enlistment in the Israel Air Force. Using his own dramatic experiences as a backdrop, and applying lessons from his life as a business leader and social activist, Keinan takes the reader on a riveting adventure, weaving between past, present, and future, and fusing narrative with theory to demonstrate Judaism's value to humanity and chart its path into the future. Advance praise for God Is in the Crowd "Beautifully written, brilliantly argued, this is a unique contribution to the conversation and a must read for anyone concerned with Tribal continuity."'Yossi Klein Halevi, author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor "God Is in the Crowd blends social science, economics, religion, and national identity to help us see more clearly who we are as individuals, people, and a society."'Dan Ariely, author of The Upside of Irrationality "American, Israeli, entrepreneur, fighter pilot, and investor: Keinan's diagnosis of Israel and the Jewish Diaspora is provided through the lens of a rich and gripping life story. Keinan's contribution is indispensable to the debate about the future of the Jewish people."'Dan Senor, co-author of Start-up Nation
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TEFOD
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Keinan, Tal
Dewey number
305.892/4
Index
index present
LC call number
DS143
LC item number
.K43 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Judaism and state
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
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God is in the crowd : twenty-first-century Judaism, Tal Keinan, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 338 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525511175
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1054723013
Label
God is in the crowd : twenty-first-century Judaism, Tal Keinan, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 338 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525511175
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
77fda833-3492-4af3-93e3-55c20866dd1e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1054723013

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