(3) Author’s book “The Jews and their role in our world”

The book by Vladimir Minkov of about 320 pages and 50 images “The Jews and their role in our world” can be found and read at http://www.scribd.com/doc/112437278/The-Jews-and-Their-Role-in-Our-World#
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Here is the table content: 

The Jews and their role in our world:

Personal intellectual journey to discovering Jewish identity

 Table of Contents 

 In lieu of an introduction  

  1. About the book, about the author and about potential readers  

1.1.   Preface, necessary for a better understanding of this book

1.2.   A synopsis of the book for those who need it to go further

1.3.   Who the author is and why he wrote the book

1.4.   Who are the intellectuals and why their understanding of Jewish identification is important

1.5.   Who may like this book and who may not

  1. 2.      20-th century novelty in Jewish identification that put the author on the road of personal intellectual journey  

2.1.   Identification with the goal of physical extermination – how it was in the Nazi Germany

2.2.   Identification with the goal of spiritual extermination – how it was in the Former Soviet Union

2.3.   Neglecting the identification with the goal of assimilation – how it was in the Czech Lands

2.4.   Multiple identifications with the goal of adjusting to the new social environment – how it was and is in the USA and Israel

  1. 3.      Intellectual examination of Religion and God as the foundation of identity of peoples and communities

3.1.   Intellectual examination of Faith in Religion as the core of identity of peoples and communities

3.2.   Intellectual examination of the Higher Governing  System above us as God

3.3.   God for believers and unbelievers

  1. 4.      Intellectual examination of the Torah and Judaism as the foundation of identity of Jewish people

4.1.   The unique concept of the God’s Better World as the foundation of Judaism

4.2.   The Jewish “Choseness” by God as the spiritual mission of building the God’s Better World

4.3.   Spirituality and intellectual spiritual concepts of the Better World

4.4.   Individual responsibility in building the Better World – not a collective irresponsibility

4.5.   Spiritual competition in building the Better World among orthodox, reform and secular movements

  1. 5.      Jewish identification in Christianity 

5.1.   The same man as revered Rabbi Yehoshua for the Jews and Holly Son of God for the Christians

5.2.   The Torah (the Old Testament) for the Jews and the Christians as unified Judeo-Christian guiding principles of the Better World

5.3.   The Talmud for the Jews and the New Testament for the Christians as different interpretations of the unified Judeo-Christian guiding principles of the Better World

5.4.   The Ten Commandments and its contemporary Judeo-Christian interpretation

  1. 6.      Jewish identification in social-economic institutions of the Judeo-Christian countries

6.1.   Science in harmony with the Torah and Judaism

6.2.   Democracy in harmony with the Torah and Judaism

6.3.   Free entrepreneurship in harmony with the Torah and Judaism

6.4.   Jewish achievements in advancing science, democracy and free entrepreneurship

  1. 7.      Jewish identification in the judgment of non-Jews  

7.1.   From almost deification to almost demonization

7.2.   Who are treating the Jews as almost saints and why

7.3.   Who are treating the Jews as almost devils and why

7.4.   Spiritual cooperation and confrontation with the non-Jewish world

  1. 8.      Jewish identification in the countries of greater Jewish influence

8.1.   The USA

8.2.   The State of Israel

8.3.   European Union

8.4.   Russia

  1. 9.      Finally, what does it really mean — the Jewish intellectual identification

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