A people's memory is called history." Do American Jews have collective amnesia?

By Leonard Fein

Moment Magazine, June 1990

Jewish communal history is important, not merely as an homage to Santayana's warnings about those who forget the past, but as an active link in forging a Jewish future. There is a point and a purpose to Jewish history. Some call it God, some call it the end of days, some call it the mending of the world, tikkun olam. Regardless of the name, it is necessary that the modern Jew does not become so obsessed with mere survival that he forgets the grander task that warrants the Jew's survival as a people.

Topic: History, Generational Issues, Education, Communal Memory, Meaning

Name of Publication: Moment Magazine

Page Number(s): 16

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. A people's memory is called history." Do American Jews have collective amnesia?. Moment Magazine. Moment Magazine. June 1990: 16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14980


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