By Melissa Raphael
The feminine Face of God in Auschwitz, the 1st full-length feminist theology of the Holocaust, argues that the masculinist bias of post-Holocaust theology turns into totally obvious basically while thought of within the mild of either women's perceptions of God and in their holocaustal experiencesand priorities. construction upon released stories of 4 girls imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau-Olga Lengyel, Lucie Adelsberger, Bertha Ferderber-Salz, and Sara Nomberg-Przytyk-it considers women's specified stories of the holy with regards to God's perceived presence and lack within the camps. attractive with Berkovits, Fackenheim, Levinas and different post-Holocaust Jewish thinkers, the feminine Face of God in Auschwitz is a thorough and refined meditation upon God's function and that means. wondering the genuine nature of the Jewish God found in Auschwitz, and arguing for God's participation in its extremities of pain and beauty, it powerfully resists defamatory interpretations of the Holocaust as facts of divine vengeance, indifference or overlook.
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However, although unintentional and reﬂecting the masculine bias of his sources, in the eyewitness accounts Cohn-Sherbok has chosen for his own text, women are without voice or reason. The ﬁrst woman to come into sharp focus is a pathetically child-like 70-year-old from the Krakow ghetto. Her hair is loose about her shoulders and her eyes are glazed; she is in her house slippers, and has arrived for deportation without any luggage, carrying only a small puppy close to her breast. Next, ‘laughing, inarticulately gesturing with her hands’ appears, ‘a young deranged girl of about fourteen, so familiar to all the inhabitants of the ghetto.
Theological history must select its evidence, construing history from a covenantal perspective. Without selection and construal it would be neither theology nor history. The interpenetration of history and theology produces insights which emerge from both of these disciplines and neither of them alone. If Young is right that the ‘listener’s story is part of the teller’s story’; that post-Holocaust art and discourse are themselves ‘part of the history that is being told after the fact’,53 this is the point at which it becomes possible to negotiate between what has been told and what has been heard.
In almost all post-Holocaust theology the degradation of European Jewry has been corrected by the triumphal (re)possession of a holy land promised by God. In his demonstrable lordship of history – that is, in the reconstruction of Jewish life in the United States of America and nationhood in the State of Israel – God’s good name has been restored. In their different ways, most post-Holocaust thinkers – whether conservative or liberal – have offered the establishment of a Jewish state as (effectively) a substantial compensation for the Holocaust.
The Female Face of God in Auschwitz: A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust (Religion Andgender) by Melissa Raphael