Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Bringing it all back home – Marc Ellis on the return of the Jewish prophetic

New blog post published at Patheos

For more than 30 years Professor Marc Ellis has been an important and highly influential Jewish voice writing on the Holocaust, Israel/Palestine and the long term consequences for Jewish ethical life of these seismic events in Jewish history. 

You can trace the emergence of Jewish Voice for Peace, IfNotNow and Na'amod: British Jews Against Occupation, back to his writing. 

Ellis has just published a short masterpiece 'Finding Our Voice: Embodying the Prophetic and other Misadventures' which reflects on the "explosion" of internal Jewish dissent on Israel and the challenge of Jewish solidarity for the Palestinian people. 

I review the new book and interview Marc Ellis about his ideas. We also touch on Labour/Corbyn and antisemitism and the role of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.