7 Common Questions about Jews – a new book by Shmuel Rosner
Who are the Jews? Do we have a role in the world?
A new book published by Beit Hatfutsot and Kinneret Zmora-Bitan is attempting to answer seven of the most fundamental questions that almost all Jews ask themselves, both in Israel and out of Israel
The book is the result of a cooperation between the author and Beit Hatfutsot. Irina Nevzlin, chair and Dan Tadmor, C.E.O, initiated the project, hoping that the book shall best reflect central issues that Jews deal with and therefore are the basis of Beit Hatfutsot’s activities. Shmuel Rosner has successfully poured Beit Hatfutsot’s vision into this new special work.
We live in an era in which one has to ask: why being Jewish? Why all the effort, the struggle, the arguments? Does the world need the Jews? Do Jews need Judaism? There’s no easy answer.
- Who are we? What is our Judaism made of?
- Do we have a role in the world?
- What values do we promote?
- How did we survive? Why are we hated?
- What did we achieve so far? What else are we hoping to achieve?
Beit Hatfutsot – the museum of the Jewish People strives to cultivate Jewish identity and belonging among Jews in Israel and world wide. Therefore we are happy to embrace the new book “Jews – Seven Common Questions”, that touches elementary issues from early ages until our own era. We believe the book can help promote multiculturalism and pluralism of the Jewish heritage and encourage the optimistic world view of the new Beit Hatfutsot (Irina Nevzlin, Beit Hatfutsot chair)