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Non-Jewish Jew
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The phrase “non-Jewish Jew” can be traced back to the Marxist journalist and writer Isaac Deutscher (1907–1967). In a lecture published as The Non-Jewish Jew (1958), Deutscher used the term to characterize Jewish thinkers and intellectuals who had broken with the religion and culture of their origins, while at the same time reacting against the religious intolerance, nationalism, or antisemitism o…

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Traverso, Enzo, “Non-Jewish Jew”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0585>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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