Chapter 30. Locating Afro-American Judaism: A Critique of White Normativity

  1. Lewis R. Gordon and
  2. Jane Anna Gordon
  1. Walter Isaac

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996645.ch30

A Companion to African-American Studies

A Companion to African-American Studies

How to Cite

Isaac, W. (2006) Locating Afro-American Judaism: A Critique of White Normativity, in A Companion to African-American Studies (eds L. R. Gordon and J. A. Gordon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996645.ch30

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631235163

Online ISBN: 9780470996645

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Keywords:

  • afro-american judaism;
  • white normativity;
  • black jewish literature;
  • white jews;
  • test of halakha

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “Are Jews White?” An introduction to Black Jews

  • The Early Literature: Black Jews as radically “Other”

  • Allegory and identification: Black Jews as imitations of White Jews

  • The Test of halakha in Determining Black Jewish Legitimacy

  • Shifting the Paradigm: Locating a Black Jewish Cultural Studies

  • Israelites of the Colonial Atlantic: Suggesting a history of Black Jews

  • Race and Anti-Black Judaism: reflections on the Present Situation

  • Two Cases of “Black Midrash”: Suggestions for Black Jewish religious Thought

  • Summary: The Future of Black Jewish Studies