In this engagingly reflective and deeply passionate collection, Dvir Abramovich takes the reader on a fascinating pilgrimage through the landscapes of the ever-changing Jewish world, an extraordinary tour that demonstrates the full range of his observational powers.
Bristling with the author’s signature eloquence and erudition, this ambitious volume brings together a series of trenchant essays that tackle the momentous political and cultural shifts that have marked the Jewish world in the twenty-first century. With candour and insight, Abramovich explores an expanse of topics such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, antisemitism, Holocaust trivialisation, the rise of neo-Nazism, education, the nature of extremism, and the role of memory, training his eye on the issues that illuminate the times we live in, and holding nothing back.
About the author: Dr Dvir Abramovich is the Israel Kipen Director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Melbourne and Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission. He is regarded as the country’s leading anti-hate campaigner and one of the most respected commentators on Israel and the Jewish world. Dr Abramovich has been interviewed on radio and TV, and has contributed numerous opinion pieces to local and international publications. He was President of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies and editor of the Australian Journal of Jewish Studies for eight years. Dr Abramovich is the author and editor of seven books.