Judaism 3.0: Judaism’s Transformation To Zionism


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In this landmark book, Gol Kalev demonstrates how Zionism has turned into the organizing principle of Judaism. It has become the primary conduit through which both Jews and non-Jews relate to Judaism – in both the positive and negative.

Through an in-depth analysis of long-term shifts in Israel and in North American Jewry, as well as assessment of global trends that impact Judaism, Kalev shows that the anchor of the Jewish nation-religion has shifted from its religious element (Judaism 2.0) to its national element – Zionism (Judaism 3.0). This is occurring without  any compromise to the religious aspects of Judaism. Whether in support or criticism, Zionism has become the one aspect of Judaism that evokes  emotions, anger, passion and engagement.

Tying Theodor Herzl’s original vision of Zionism to today’s realities, Kalev shows that Judaism 3.0 is not only the most accurate reflection of the contemporary state of Judaism, but also the optimal architecture to address key issues of our times, such as intermarriage, Diaspora-Israel relationship, Tikun Olam and peace.

Kalev then shows how Judaism 3.0 is also the relevant framework to counter emerging threats to Judaism. First and foremost, the existential threat of Israel-bashing, which has replaced anti-Semitism as the primary currency of age-old opposition to Judaism.

  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 366 pages
  • Author: Gol Kalev
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1946124845

4 reviews for Judaism 3.0: Judaism’s Transformation To Zionism

  1. “Very interesting and original book. Of the numerous statements and observations made in the book, one can always find something to disagree about, yet the powerful central idea of the book that Zionism takes the center stage in the broad field of Jewish identity is absolutely true. That is why this book should play an important role in the discussions about the future of world Jewry and its relations with Israel.”

    ♦ NATAN SHARANSKY, former Chairman of The Jewish Agency, former Deputy Prime Minister of Israel

  2. “A remarkable ideas-book that is about much more than the state of Judaism. Through insightful and perceptive analysis of global development on one hand, and trends in Israel and the Jewish world on the other, Kalev ushers the reader into the startling conclusion that Judaism is transforming, and Zionism is becoming its organizing principle. One of the most important books about Judaism, Zionism and global trends of our times.”

    ♦ CATHERINE CARLTON, former Mayor of Menlo Park, Silicon Valley Tech Entrepreneur

  3. “Fresh new thinking about the relationship between Judaism and Israel. Kalev picks up where Herzl left off, showing how Jews and non-Jews alike now relate to Judaism through a Zionist lens. A must-read for people of all religious and political backgrounds who want to get a deeper understanding of the state of Zionism and Judaism today.”

    ♦ FLEUR HASSAN-NAHOUM, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem

  4. “A courageous, compelling, and thoughtful thesis, one that must be part of any serious discussion of the future of Israel and the Jewish people.”

    ♦ MICHAEL OREN, former Ambassador of Israel to the United States

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