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Title The Americanization of the Jews / edited by Robert M. Seltzer and Norman J. Cohen.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [1995]


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Series Reappraisals in Jewish social and intellectual history
Reappraisals in Jewish social and intellectual history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Norman J. Cohen -- 1. Introduction: The Ironies of American Jewish History / Robert M. Seltzer -- 2. The View from the Old World: German-Jewish Perspectives / Steven M. Lowenstein -- 3. The View from the Old World: East European Jewish Perspectives / Jacob Kabakoff -- 4. Jewish Writers on the New Diaspora / Ruth R. Wisse -- 5. Movies in America as Paradigms of Accommodation / Stephen J. Whitfield -- 6. From Equality to Liberty: The Changing Political Culture of American Jews / Henry L. Feingold -- 7. Will Herberg's Path from Marxism to Judaism: A Case Study in the Transformation of Jewish Belief / David G. Dalin -- 8. The Anomalous Liberalism of American Jews / Nathan Glazer -- 9. Liberalism, Judaism, and American Jews: A Response / Jerold S. Auerbach -- 10. Zionism and American Politics / Melvin I. Urofsky -- 11. Spiritual Zionists and Jewish Sovereignty / Arthur A. Goren -- 12. Zion in the Mind of the American Rabbinate during the 1940s / David Ellenson -- 13. The Evolution of the American Synagogue / Jonathan D. Sarna -- 14. Consensus Building and Conflict over Creating the Young People's Synagogue of the Lower East Side / Jeffrey S. Gurock -- 15. Jewish in Dishes: Kashrut in the New World / Jenna Weissman Joselit -- 16. Feminism and American Reform Judaism / Ellen M. Umansky -- 17. Ezrat Nashim and the Emergence of a New Jewish Feminism / Paula E. Hyman -- 18. Conservative Judaism: The Ethical Challenge of Feminist Change / Judith Hauptman.
19. The Ninth Siyum Ha-Shas: A Case Study in Orthodox Contra-Acculturation / Samuel C. Heilman -- 20. Americanism and Judaism in the Thought of Mordecai M. Kaplan / Mel Scult -- 21. The American Mission of Abraham Joshua Heschel / Edward K. Kaplan -- 22. Modern Times and Jewish Assimilation / Paul Ritterband -- 23. Jewish Continuity over Judaic Content: The Moderately Affiliated American Jew / Steven M. Cohen -- 24. From an External to an Internal Agenda / Egon Mayer -- 25. Jewish Survival, Antisemitism, and Negotiation with the Tradition / Charles S. Liebman -- 26. American Jewry in the Twenty-First Century: Strategies of Faith / Arnold Eisen.
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Summary How did Judaism, a religion so often defined by its minority status, attain equal footing in the trinity of Catholicism, Protestantism, and Judaism that now dominates modern American religious life?THE AMERICANIZATION OF THE JEWS seeks out the effects of this evolution on both Jews in America and an America with Jews. Although English, French, and Dutch Jewries are usually considered the principal forerunners of modern Jewry, Jews have lived as long in North America as they have in post- medieval Britain and France and only sixty years less than in Amsterdam. As one of the four especially cre.
Subject Jews -- United States -- Identity -- Congresses.
Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- United States -- Congresses.
Jews -- United States -- Politics and government -- Congresses.
Judaism -- United States -- Congresses.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- Congresses.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Jews -- Cultural assimilation. (OCoLC)fst00983194
Jews -- Identity. (OCoLC)fst00983278
Jews -- Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst00983330
Judaism. (OCoLC)fst00984280
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
New York <NY, 1991>
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Added Author Seltzer, Robert M., editor.
Cohen, Norman J., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Americanization of the Jews 0814780008 (DLC) 94036160 (OCoLC)31132856
ISBN 9780814788806 electronic bk.
0814788807 electronic bk.
Standard No. AU@ 000056082294
GBVCP 1008663336

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