The Columbia History of Jews and Judaism in America

The Columbia History of Jews and Judaism in America

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This collection focuses on a variety of important themes in the American Jewish and Judaic experience. It opens with essays on early Jewish settlers (1654-1820), the expansion of Jewish life in America (1820-1901), the great wave of eastern European Jewish immigrants (1880-1924), the character of American Judaism between the two world wars, American Jewish life from the end of World War II to the Six-Day War, and the growth of Jews' influence and affluence. The second half of the volume includes essays on Orthodox Jews, the history of Jewish education in America, the rise of Jewish social clubs at the turn of the century, the history of southern and western Jewry, Jewish responses to Nazism and the Holocaust, feminism's confrontation with Judaism, and the eternal question of what defines American Jewish culture. Original and elegantly crafted, The Columbia History of Jews and Judaism in America not only introduces the student to a thrilling history, but also provides the scholar with new perspectives and insights.those rituals that were the least demanding persisted, for example, a Passover seder or a Hanukkah celebration. In additions, rituals that ... ORTHODOX JUDAISM Few of the patterns of the suburban synagogue applied to Orthodox Judaism. Indeed, the persistence of ... The history ofOrthodox Judaism is often written through the religious institutions and leaders who shaped it. The needs of observantanbsp;...

Title:The Columbia History of Jews and Judaism in America
Author:Marc Lee Raphael
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2009-10-22


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