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Hebrew in America: Perspectives and Prospects (review)

Hebrew in America: Perspectives and Prospects (review) ignore. Paradigmatic, perhaps, is its closing paragraph: ... the Jewish rejection of Christ brought about yet another exile, which has only recently been ended by the creation of the modern Israeli state. But .. .Israel is still in spiritual exile from her Lord and will be until its blindness is moved (2 Cor. 3:13-15) .... Even so come, Lord Jesus! (p.494) Julia M. O' Brien Meredith College Raleigh. NC 27607 HEBREW IN AMERICA: PERSPECTIVES AND PROSPECTS. Alan Mintz, ed. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1993. Cloth. In 1992 the exiled President of Haiti, Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was invited to address a meeting of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York City. Aristide, known for his friendships with Israeli and American Jewish scholars, seemed a natural choice in a time of rising BlackJewish tensions in the city. He came well prepared for the meeting; in one sense he came too well prepared. For after short opening remarks in English he proceeded to deliver a speech in flawless Israeli Hebrew. The applause, though polite, was muted. Very few of his listeners understood his remarks. As the president of the Community Relations Council put it in his response, "Mr. President, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Hebrew in America: Perspectives and Prospects (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 35 (1) – Oct 5, 1994

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ignore. Paradigmatic, perhaps, is its closing paragraph: ... the Jewish rejection of Christ brought about yet another exile, which has only recently been ended by the creation of the modern Israeli state. But .. .Israel is still in spiritual exile from her Lord and will be until its blindness is moved (2 Cor. 3:13-15) .... Even so come, Lord Jesus! (p.494) Julia M. O' Brien Meredith College Raleigh. NC 27607 HEBREW IN AMERICA: PERSPECTIVES AND PROSPECTS. Alan Mintz, ed. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1993. Cloth. In 1992 the exiled President of Haiti, Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was invited to address a meeting of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York City. Aristide, known for his friendships with Israeli and American Jewish scholars, seemed a natural choice in a time of rising BlackJewish tensions in the city. He came well prepared for the meeting; in one sense he came too well prepared. For after short opening remarks in English he proceeded to deliver a speech in flawless Israeli Hebrew. The applause, though polite, was muted. Very few of his listeners understood his remarks. As the president of the Community Relations Council put it in his response, "Mr. President,

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Published: Oct 5, 1994

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