The Jewish Chronicle on Shlomo Sand’s shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize

by Sarah on July 6, 2010

The Jewish Chronicle reported on the ‘controversial’ shortlisting of Shlomo Sand’s The Invention of the Jewish People for the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize 2010.

A controversial book which argues that the idea of a Jewish people descended from the ancient Israelites is a Zionist myth, has been shortlisted for British Jewry’s main literary award…

…Alan Mendoza, director of the Israel-Diaspora Trust, said: “The cultural, historical and religious roots of the Jewish people are self-evident and Sands’ desire for self-immolation is not shared by Anglo-Jewry. Was this decision motivated by intellectual navel-gazing of the most banal kind, or does it reflect an attempt to appease those viscerally anti-Israel elements within the broader liberal intelligentsia? Either way, this is a pathetic attempt at gesture politics, and one that cheapens the Wingate Prize.”

The Invention of the Jewish People by Tel Aviv University Professor Shlomo Sand is one of four books up for the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize.

Read the full article here.

Share this page:
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Twitter

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

YHSH January 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm

The time of Revelations is here, the Seals have started to be broken, truth shall once again rein.

cheap michael kors November 28, 2013 at 2:23 am

dialogue concerning this post here at this website, I have read
all that, so now me also commenting at this place.|
I am sure this article has touched all the internet users,
its really really good post on building up new webpage.|
Wow, this article is nice, my younger sister is analyzing these kinds of things,
so I am going to tell her.|
Saved as a favorite, I like your web site!|
Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you

cheap michael kors

Sherman September 19, 2014 at 7:29 am

After generating a statistical model for Facebook likes,
the researchers could differentiate between an African-American and white American user with 95
% accuracy, a Republican from a Democrat with 85 % accuracy, and guess your partnership status with a 65 % accuracy.
I suppose my on the internet adoration of TSwift, “Crying naked in the bathroom listening to Adele” and
“Hot Dog Consuming Contests” definitely does offers me away as a single lady?
facebook likes app android (Sherman)

jack lalanne power juicer elite January 8, 2015 at 7:45 am

The Breville BJE510XL is chiefly made of three main pieces that can be put together with remarkably
little effort. All of the parts are easily removed and are made of an easy-to-clean material.
You might think that taking the time to juice your own fruit is time consuming and wasteful.

weight loss journey before and after January 23, 2015 at 9:13 am

Wilkinson, who gave birth to daughter Alijah Mary in May 2014, is now at her pre-baby weight,
although she’s still dieting and exercising to get toned.
The reduction of calories and the increase of exercise should be approached in increments
not to exceed 5% per week. Remember, you should always eat nutritiously in order
to have plenty of energy to fuel your exercises.

Anik's advantage brainery January 26, 2015 at 9:05 am

I mean really, Donald Trump even said if he lost his billions, didn’t
have a list, and didn’t have a dollar to his name, he would go back to internet marketing.
Remember, the purpose of this article is to fast track
you into making a little bit of money, NOT to explain the details of what it is, you can learn all that later.
There are a number of blog hosts that offer services for
free, and you can set-up your very own site within a few clicks of your mouse
button.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: