Saturday, May 24, 2014

Amos Oz, The Wizard of Oblivion

Jeffrey Woolf has "deconstructed" Israeli novelist Amos Oz. Woolf's conclusion:
Oz is the foremost, living representative of an established tradition in modern Hebrew literature that espouses the total elimination of Israel’s Jewish identity, and cultural and religious character. The tradition can be traced back to Yosef Haim Brenner, through the Canaanite movement of the 1950′s and 1960′s, down to Oz and his compatriot A. B. Yehoshua (among others).
I've said it before and I'll say it again: these leftists are not "self-loathing Jews." Indeed, they adore themselves and their own worldview. It's pesky Jewry, who have failed to hew to the left's utopian expectations, they despise.

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