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Author Salkin, Jeffrey K., 1954-
Title The Gods Are Broken! [electronic resource] : the Hidden Legacy of Abraham.
Published Philadelphia : JPS, 2013.
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 Electronic Book  BS1199.I34 S25 2013eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (176 p.)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; 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 Terah; 7 From Broken Idols to Broken Tablets; 8 The Sound of Broken Glass; Notes; Bibliography.
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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Abraham (Biblical patriarch)
Midrash rabbah. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Idols and images -- Worship -- Biblical teaching.
Monotheism -- Biblical teaching.
Related To Print version: Salkin, Jeffrey K. Gods Are Broken! : The Hidden Legacy of Abraham Philadelphia : JPS, c2013 9780827609310
ISBN 9780827611429 (electronic bk.)
0827611420 (electronic bk.)
OCLC number 827207316