Hüzünlü Özgürlük


"Hüzünlü Özgürlük" – A Sad State of Freedom – is a collection of essays which explores the manifestation of the concept of tikkun olam – the healing of the world – in modern Jewish literature and thought. While doing so it also introduces the readers to a variety of authors and situations which are out of the ordinary: A Yiddish song which became the unofficial national anthem of Turkey, Palestinian novelists who write in Hebrew, a Luxembourgish Chief Rabbi quoted by Karl Marx, and another rabbi who denounces Ernest Renan's racism. The book takes the readers on a journey that leads them from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv, and from Istanbul to Luxembourg. The opportunity to meet poets and thinkers such as Samuel Hirsch, Moyshe Nadir, Yona Wallach, Isak Ferera and many more ...


Hüzünlü Özgürlük: Yahudi Edebiyatı ve Düşüncesi Üzerine Yazılar, Istanbul: Gözlem Yayınları, 2014.