The emergence of the state of Israel has fundamentally changed the conditions of Jewish existence. The issues now facing Jews everywhere are totally different to those that confronted them only fifty years ago.
This book provides the only thoroughly worldwide modern history of the Jews of the Diaspora. Robert Wistrich has drawn together an outstanding collection of authors from the United States, Europe and Israel in order to analyse the immense changes that have taken place since 1945 in a comprehensive, yet original, manner.
Cultural, religious, domestic, political, economic and occupational transformations in Jewry are addressed in up-to-date studies.
Terms of Survival reframes the nature of the debate by highlighting continuity and change in the position of the Jews throughout the world.
`... useful addition to the library of studies of contemporary Jewry ...' - Times Literary Supplement
`The Jewish fate, in all its majesty, terror and mystery, continues to merit curiosity and reflection. This impressive and authoritative book ranges across continents and disciplines to make that fate relevant. To the specialist, Terms of Survival will be indispensable; to the serious general reader, it will be engrossing.' - Stephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University, USA
`A window into the diverse, complex and fascinating saga of Jewish existence since the holocaust.' - David Cesarani