I bought this book thinking that this would be a radical approach to the future of Israel and Jewish thinking. In fact it is a very nice but rather jumbled approach to Avraham Burg's thinking about any number of topics. Frankly I doubt it would have been published were he not such a major character on the Israeli stage. There is little in this book any liberal minded person can disagree with. He speaks of 'a new Judaism', but much of what he talks about already exists in any number of the progressive streams of Judaism - perhaps not so well known in Israel. He talks of moving away from a victim culture - the supposed theme of the book, but fails to really develop this idea so the reader is left wondering what exactly his blueprint for the future is. He spends a lot of time lionising his father, who was clearly a great man, but, particularly towards the end of the book he starts to ramble, attempting to interpret a dream his father has on his sickbed.
A lot of the ideas he writes about are vague and, in some cases, such as his idea for an international religious authority,rather naïve. I enjoyed reading the book, it is written in a fairly relaxed style but if anyone is looking for a more in-depth analysis, this is not really the book for them.