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Max Lilienthal

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Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780814336670
Pages : 336 pages
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Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush

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Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780814328590
Pages : 564 pages
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The Independent Orders of B'nai B'rith and True Sisters

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ISBN 13 : 9780814337059
Pages : 376 pages
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Download The Independent Orders of B'nai B'rith and True Sisters PDF Format Full Free by Cornelia Wilhelm and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2011-07-15 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the roles of the two oldest American Jewish fraternal organizations in the process of American Jewish identity formation.


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Triumph of Survival

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Publisher : Mesorah Publications
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ISBN 13 : 9780899064987
Pages : 538 pages
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A Century of Ambivalence

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780253338112
Pages : 328 pages
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Download A Century of Ambivalence PDF Format Full Free by Zvi Y. Gitelman and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A century ago the Russian Empire contained the largest Jewish community in the world, numbering about five million people. Today, the Jewish population of the former Soviet Union has dwindled to half a million, but remains probably the world's third largest Jewish community. In the intervening century the Jews of that area have been at the center of some of the most dramatic events of modern history -- two world wars, revolutions, pogroms, political liberation, repression, and the collapse of the USSR. They have gone through tumultuous upward and downward economic and social mobility and experienced great enthusiasms and profound disappointments. In startling photographs from the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and with a lively and lucid narrative, A Century of Ambivalence traces the historical experience of Jews in Russia from a period of creativity and repression in the second half of the 19th century through the paradoxes posed by the post-Soviet era. This redesigned edition, which includes more than 200 photographs and two substantial new chapters on the fate of Jews and Judaism in the former Soviet Union, is ideal for general readers and classroom use.


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A Bibliography of Jewish Education in the United States

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Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN 13 : 081434349X
Pages : 753 pages
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Download A Bibliography of Jewish Education in the United States PDF Format Full Free by Norman Drachler and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-01 with total page 753 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains entries from thousands of publications whether in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and German—books, research reports, educational and general periodicals, synagogue histories, conference proceedings, bibliographies, and encyclopedias—on all aspects of Jewish education from pre-school through secondary education


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Who Rules the Synagogue?

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0190490276
Pages : 345 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1532644132
Pages : 308 pages
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Hanukkah in America

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 13 : 1479858951
Pages : 350 pages
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Download Hanukkah in America PDF Format Full Free by Dianne Ashton and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2013-10-14 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In New Orleans, Hanukkah means decorating your door with a menorah made of hominy grits. Latkes in Texas are seasoned with cilantro and cayenne pepper. Children in Cincinnati sing Hanukkah songs and eat oranges and ice cream. While each tradition springs from its own unique set of cultural references, what ties them together is that they all celebrate a holiday that is different in America than it is any place else. For the past two hundred years, American Jews have been transforming the ancient holiday of Hanukkah from a simple occasion into something grand. Each year, as they retell its story and enact its customs, they bring their ever-changing perspectives and desires to its celebration. Providing an attractive alternative to the Christian dominated December, rabbis and lay people alike have addressed contemporary hopes by fashioning an authentically Jewish festival that blossomed in their American world. The ways in which Hanukkah was reshaped by American Jews reveals the changing goals and values that emerged among different contingents each December as they confronted the reality of living as a religious minority in the United States. Bringing together clergy and laity, artists and businessmen, teachers, parents, and children, Hanukkah has been a dynamic force for both stability and change in American Jewish life. The holiday’s distinctive transformation from a minor festival to a major occasion that looms large in the American Jewish psyche is a marker of American Jewish life. Drawing on a varied archive of songs, plays, liturgy, sermons, and a range of illustrative material, as well as developing portraits of various communities, congregations, and rabbis, Hanukkah in America reveals how an almost forgotten festival became the most visible of American Jewish holidays. Instructor's Guide New Books Network interviews Dianne Ashton


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What the Rabbis Said

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 13 : 0814717039
Pages : 272 pages
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Download What the Rabbis Said PDF Format Full Free by Naomi W. Cohen and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2008-05-17 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What the Rabbis Said examines a relatively unexplored facet of the rich social history of nineteenth-century American Jews. Based on sources that have heretofore been largely neglected, it traces the sermons and other public statements of rabbis, both Traditionalists and Reformers, on a host of matters that engaged the Jewish community before 1900. Reminding the reader of the complexities and diversity that characterized the religious congregations in nineteenth-century America, Cohen offers insight into the primary concerns of both the religious leaders and the laity—full acculturation to American society, modernization of the Jewish religious tradition, and insistence on the recognized equality of a non-Christian minority. She also discusses the evolution of denominationalism with the split between Traditionalism and Reform, the threat of antisemitism, the origins of American Zionism, and interreligious dialogue. The book concludes with a chapter on the professionalization of the rabbinate and the legacy bequeathed to the next century. On all those key issues rabbis spoke out individually or in debates with other rabbis. From the evidence presented, the congregational rabbi emerges as a pioneer, the leader of a congregation, as well as spokesman for the Jews in the larger society, forging an independence from his European counterparts, and laboring for the preservation of the Jewish faith and heritage in an unfamiliar environment.


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Clergy Education in America

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0197552854
Pages : 304 pages
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Wealth and Poverty in Jewish Tradition

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Publisher : Purdue University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1612494277
Pages : 275 pages
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Download Wealth and Poverty in Jewish Tradition PDF Format Full Free by Leonard J. Greenspoon and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2015-10-15 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Economic inequity is an issue of worldwide concern in the twenty-first century. Although these issues have not troubled all people at all times, they are nonetheless not new. Thus, it is not surprising that Judaism has developed many perspectives, theoretical and practical, to explain and ameliorate the circumstances that produce serious economic disparity. This volume offers an accessible collection of articles that deal comprehensively with this phenomenon from a variety of approaches and perspectives. Within this framework, the fourteen authors who contributed to Wealth and Poverty in Jewish Tradition bring a formidable array of experience and insight to uncover interconnected threads of conversation and activities that characterize Jewish thought and action. Among the questions raised, for which there are frequently multiple responses: Is the giving of tzedakah (generally, although imprecisely, translated as charity) a command or an impulse? Does the Jewish tradition give priority to the donor or to the recipient? To what degree is charity a communal responsibility? Is there something inherently ennobling or, conversely, debasing about being poor? How have basic concepts about wealth and poverty evolved from biblical through rabbinic and medieval sources until the modern period? What are some specific historical events that demonstrate either marked success or bitter failure? And finally, are there some relevant concepts and practices that are distinctively, if not uniquely, Jewish? It is a singular strength of this collection that appropriate attention is given, in a style that is both accessible and authoritative, to the vast and multiform conversations that are recorded in the Talmud and other foundational documents of rabbinic Judaism. Moreover, perceptive analysis is not limited to the past, but also helps us to comprehend circumstances among todays Jews. It is equally valuable that these authors are attuned to the differences between aspirations and the realities in which actual people have lived.


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Moral Problems in American Life

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1501725491
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Moral Problems in American Life PDF Format Full Free by Karen Halttunen and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American history is filled with moments of grave moral doubt and institutional crisis, with conflicts over fundamental values, with ethical dilemmas and paradoxes. This volume surveys the moral landscape of the American past from slavery to the Vietnam War. Bringing together fourteen of the most original historians practicing today, the book illuminates a critical dimension of American history, even as it shows how historical study contributes to present-day debates about values and the moral life. These essays examine a wide range of questions that have engaged past generations of Americans and persist into the present—questions about the composition of a moral community and the case for civil disobedience, about the appropriate responses to injustices and inequalities, and about the ethical implications of artistic expression, school curricula, sexual behaviors, and popular media. Focusing on the impact of moral problems on everyday experience, the authors consider these questions in light of reform movements and religious practices; changing social institutions such as marriage, public schools, labor unions, and penitentiaries; and enduring moral forces from the Bible to the U.S. Constitution. Together their essays give historical context to a wide variety of American practices and beliefs and, in doing so, provide a new framework for understanding cultural life.


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The Greatest Rabbis Hall of Fame

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Publisher : SP Books
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ISBN 13 : 9780933503144
Pages : 400 pages
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The Haskalah Movement in Russia

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Publisher : KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
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ISBN 13 : 9780870684920
Pages : 264 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1683931629
Pages : 414 pages
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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13 : 9004260676
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Simon Dubnow's "New Judaism" PDF Format Full Free by Robert Seltzer and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2013-12-05 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Simon Dubnow’s ‘New Judaism’, Seltzer traces a shtetl youth’s rejection of traditional Judaism and the impact of European intellectual currents on the most eminent East European Jewish historian of his time (1860-1941) and exponent of Jewish cultural nationalism.