4 edition of American Judaism. found in the catalog.
Bibliography: p. 200-205.
|Series||The Chicago history of American civilization|
|LC Classifications||BM205 .G5 1972|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 210 p.|
|Number of Pages||210|
|ISBN 10||0226298396, 0226298418|
|LC Control Number||72085433|
American Judaism is undergoing a transformation. Anyone interested in how elite religious Jews view this process should read this book. Wertheimer provides a clear and thorough depiction of the changes that have and are taking place as seen from . That was good for the Jews. But was it good for Judaism? Jonathan D. Sarna’s important new history, American Judaism, covers too many themes to be reduced to one central concern. But it is no affront to the scope and detail of the book to suggest that the question of Judaism and freedom lies at the foundation of the history he considers.
Emphasizing developments in American Judaism in the last quarter century among active participants in Jewish worship, this book provides both a look back into the year history of Judaic life and a well-crafted portrait of a multifaceted tradition today. Combining extensive research into synagogue archival records and secondary sources as. Wertheimer (A People Divided), a history professor at Jewish Theological Seminary, offers a comprehensive, balanced survey of the state of American Judaisms. His analysis puts trends in .
Get this from a library! American Judaism: a history. [Jonathan D Sarna] -- This magisterial work chronicles the year history of the Jewish religion in America. Tracing American Judaism from its origins in the colonial era through the present day, Jonathan Sarna explores. The American Council for Judaism (ACJ) is an organization of American Jews committed to the proposition that Jews are not a national but a religious group, adhering to the original stated principles of Reform Judaism, as articulated in the Pittsburgh Platform. In particular, it is notable for its historical opposition to gh it has since moderated its stance on .
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He offers a dynamic and timely history of assimilation and revitalization, of faith lost and faith regained. The first comprehensive history of American Judaism in over fifty years, this book is both a celebration of years of Jewish life in America and essential reading American Judaism.
book anyone interested in American religion and life.5/5(3). Jonathan D. Sarna’s award-winning American Judaism is now available in an updated and revised edition that summarizes recent scholarship and takes into account important historical, cultural, and political developments in American Judaism over the past fifteen years.
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A good part of this book will describe and analyze the movement in the United States between these two polar conceptions of the Jewish religion. But there are other consequences of this distinctiveness of Judaism for American Jews. Judaism, we have pointed out, must resist the assimilation of American : $ Jonathan D.
Sarna’s award-winning American Judaism is now available in an updated and revised edition that summarizes recent scholarship and takes into account important historical, cultural, and political developments in American Judaism over the past fifteen years.
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This magisterial work (winner of the National Jewish Book Award and other honors) chronicles the year history of the Jewish religion in America. Tracing American Judaism from its origins in the colonial era through the present day, Jonathan Sarna explores the ways in which Judaism adapted in this new context.
Bringing readers all the richness and complexity of Jewish life in America through cutting-edge historical and interdisciplinary research, American Jewish History (AJH) is the most widely recognized journal in its field.
Founded inAJH is the official publication of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the. The choice, according to Tal Keinan, the author of a new book to which I’ll return, is stark and, to my mind, true: “Create meaning in Judaism or accept extinction.” How American Judaism EvolvedAuthor: Gal Beckerman.
Book Description: This magisterial work chronicles the year history of the Jewish religion in America. Tracing American Judaism from its origins in the colonial era through the present day, Jonathan Sarna explores the ways in which Judaism adapted in this new context.
First published inNathan Glazer’s classic, historical study of Judaism in America has been described by the New York Times Book Review as "a remarkable story told briefly and clearly by an objective historical mind, yet with a fine combination of sociological insight and religious sensitivity." Glazer’s new introduction describes the drift away from the popular equation of.
The first comprehensive history of American Judaism in over fifty years, this book is both a celebration of years of Jewish life in America and essential reading for anyone interested in American religion and : Yale University Press. American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are Americans who are Jews, whether by religion, ethnicity, culture, or nationality.
Today the Jewish community in the United States consists primarily of Ashkenazi Jews, who descend from diaspora Jewish populations of Central and Eastern Europe and comprise about 90–95% of the American Jewish population. Most American Ashkenazim Israel:ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages illustrations 24 cm: Contents: I.
Sacred writings --The Bible --Talmud --Moses Maimonides --Mysticism and the Cabala s and development in America --Jewish history in colonial times --American Sephardim --The synagogue and the community --From the American.
“The New American Judaism is a gift to all who are interested in the state and direction of American Judaism today. Wertheimer tells the story of Judaism in America against the larger backdrop of American religious trends in a comprehensive, engaging, and magisterial way.
This book sets a new standard on the subject. The title of your book calls Judaism an “American religion.” What does it mean for a religion to be American? As I was writing it occurred to me that would be the subtitle, because I .'That said, American Judaism is an outstanding resource that is broad, introductory and accessible It would serve as a superb reader for advanced undergraduate courses and will be a useful resource for both students and scholars.' Source: Studies in Religion.Professor Sarna talked about his book [American Judaism: A History], published by Yale University Press.
He talked about the year history of Jews in .