A Jew in search of modern Jewishness
This Is Not the Way: Jews, Judaism and Israel by David J Goldberg. Faber and Faber, €18.90. Reviewed by Jon Ihle.
This Is Not The Way: Jews, Judaism and Israel by David J Goldberg
When the 1960s Jewish radical Abbie Hoffman berated Julius Hoffman (no relation), the presiding judge at the infamous trial of the Chicago Seven, saying that he was a "shanda fur die goyim" - a disgrace before the gentiles - Americans were treated not just to a lesson in pithy Yiddish, but also to the morbid spectacle of Jewish intra-communal dispute.
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