Because that's my f**king job.'In 1995, a film called I.D., about an ambitious young copper who was sent undercover to track down the `generals' of a football hooligan gang, achieved cult status for its sheer brutality and unsettling insight into the dark and often bloody side of the so-called beautiful game.
Judaism represents a tradition that goes back nearly 6,000 years. This book talks about the stories, beliefs and expressions of that tradition. The key topics covered include: the Torah; Israel - the state and its people; Passover; Reform Judaism, Orthodox Judaism and Zionism; and, the impact of the Holocaust.
Shows that the Israeli national myth has its origins in the 19th century, rather than in biblical times when Jewish historians, like scholars in many other cultures, reconstituted an imagined people in order to model a future nation. This book demonstrates the construction of a nationalist myth and the collective mystification that this requires.
Learning from problems posed by his audiences and his listeners, this work attempts to map out how we can fit common honesty and higher truths together. Focussing on issues that are much simpler than issues in Churches or Synagogues, it is also a consumer's guide to religion.