Using a variety of anthropological approaches, the authors illustrate how the Jewish identity has persisted in the United States despite great subcultural variation and a wide range of adaptations. Within the various essays, attention is given to both mainstream Jews and to the Hasidim, Yemenites, Indian Sephardim, Soviet Emigres, and aJews for Jesus.a Institutions such as the family, the school, and the synagogue, are considered through techniques of participation/ observation and in archeological research. Persistence and Flexibility provides a means of viewing the Jewish community through the prism of key events, or rituals, and symbols.Jewish ritual observance: a mezuza on the door or neck, a celebration of Hanukkah and of the Passover seder, a Bible or ... of use to the non-Orthodox who fail to count the days of the omer between Passover and Shavuot.5 Only the Orthodox, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Persistence and Flexibility|
|Author||:||Walter P. Zenner|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 2012-02-01|