An investigation of Jewish identity politics and Jewish contemporary ideology using both popular culture and scholarly texts. Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. The purpose in this book is to open many of these issues up for discussion.
The Wandering Who by Gilad Atzmon
"The Wandering Who - is a difficult piece to review since it immediately stirs up many defensive positions in those that see anything negatively said or written about the Jewish Community or Israel as racist and\or anti-Semitic vitriol. However, if one were to actually understand what Gilad Atzmon has written it would be found to be a rather impartial, well-written but commonplace sociological analysis of the group-think-dynamics of insulated groups; in this case using the Israeli Jewish Community as its basis.
What is presented in "The Wandering Who" is more or less an erudite discussion of what happens to a small group of people when under the constant influence of community leaders that have agendas of their own that do not necessarily accommodate the best interests of the community at large."
Gilad Atzmon vs Ray Keenoy at Albion Bookstore in England
On the 4th June 2013, a group gathered at The Albion Beatnik Bookstore, Oxford, to see Gilad Atzmon present a screening of his new film; "Gilad And All That Jazz". It was an opportunity to hear him philosophise upon many nascent and beguiling themes from his recent 'internationally-acclaimed' book; "The Wandering Who?" and maybe gain an insight into the man behind the documentary and his views on the post political condition.
Fireworks frozen on film forever. ---- must watch video...the situation gets sticky...real sticky.