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Orthodox Jews in America

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0253220602
Pages : 381 pages
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Download Orthodox Jews in America PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey S. Gurock and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 381 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How American Orthodox Jews have coped with the challenges of religious freedom, economic opportunity, and social acceptance


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American Jewish Orthodoxy in Historical Perspective

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Publisher : KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
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ISBN 13 : 9780881255676
Pages : 492 pages
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Download American Jewish Orthodoxy in Historical Perspective PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey S. Gurock and published by KTAV Publishing House, Inc.. This book was released on 1996 with total page 492 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American freedom, opportunity and voluntarism has created challenges to the traditional faith and practice of all religious denominations. Jeffrey S. Gurock's pathbreaking work on the history of Jewish Orthodoxy in America has identified and explored the many ways that one religious group responded to those challenges. His model and influential studies of the American Orthodox rabbinate and synagogue have shown that attitudes favoring religious reconciliation and accommodation to the American environment were not less important than Orthodoxy's staunch resistance to that same environment. His seminal work has challenged scholars to understand that Orthodoxy is composed of a spectrum of approaches and has demonstrated that merely labelling a person or institution as "Orthodox" is only the first step towards understanding a particular stance on the most contentious of issues. American Jewish Orthodoxy in Historical Perspective brings together fifteen of Professor Gurock's most important essays with a new introduction that places his work in historiographical perspective. Beginning with his now-classic "Resisters and Accommodators" and "The Orthodox Synagogue", which provide the general viewpoint for what follows, this collection proceeds to individual case studies that examine the ways in which Orthodox Jews understood Christian religious threats, the challenges of modern Zionist ideologies, the varieties of Orthodox lay behavior, profiles of influential Orthodox rabbis, the styles of American Orthodox synagogues, and a description of one type of Orthodox day-school education.


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Orthodox Judaism in America

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 0313243166
Pages : 291 pages
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Download Orthodox Judaism in America PDF Format Full Free by Moshe D. Sherman and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1996 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring some of the major rabbinic and lay personalitites who have shaped Judaism in America, this volume focuses on Orthodox Judaism.


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Modern Orthodox Judaism: A Documentary History

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN 13 : 0827612915
Pages : 528 pages
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Download Modern Orthodox Judaism: A Documentary History PDF Format Full Free by Zev Eleff and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2016-07 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern Orthodox Judaism offers an extensive selection of primary texts documenting the Orthodox encounter with American Judaism that led to the emergence of the Modern Orthodox movement. Many texts in this volume are drawn from episodes of conflict that helped form Modern Orthodox Judaism. These include the traditionalists’ response to the early expressions of Reform Judaism, as well as incidents that helped define the widening differences between Orthodox and Conservative Judaism in the early twentieth century. Other texts explore the internal struggles to maintain order and balance once Orthodox Judaism had separated itself from other religious movements. Zev Eleff combines published documents with seldom-seen archival sources in tracing Modern Orthodoxy as it developed into a structured movement, established its own institutions, and encountered critical events and issues—some that helped shape the movement and others that caused tension within it. A general introduction explains the rise of the movement and puts the texts in historical context. Brief introductions to each section guide readers through the documents of this new, dynamic Jewish expression.


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Portrait of American Jews

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Publisher : University of Washington Press
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ISBN 13 : 0295800658
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Portrait of American Jews PDF Format Full Free by Samuel C. Heilman and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2011-07-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Has America been a place that has preserved and protected Jewish life? Is it a place in which a Jewish future is ensured? Samuel Heilman, long-time observer of American Jewish life, grapples with these questions from a sociologist�s perspective. He argues that the same conditions that have allowed Jews to live in relative security since the 1950s have also presented them with a greater challenge than did the adversity and upheaval of earlier years. The second half of the twentieth century has been a time when American Jews have experienced a minimum of prejudice and almost all domains of life have been accessible to them, but it has also been a time of assimilation, of swelling rates of intermarriage, and of large numbers ignoring their Jewishness completely. Jews have no trouble building synagogues, but they have all sorts of trouble filling them. The quality of Jewish education is perhaps higher than ever before, and the output of Jewish scholarship is overwhelming in its scope and quality, but most American Jews receive a minimum of religious education and can neither read nor comprehend the great corpus of Jewish literature in its Hebrew (or Aramaic) original. This is a time in America when there is no shame in being a Jew, and yet fewer American Jews seem to know what being a Jew means. How did this come to be? What does it portend for the Jewish future? This book endeavors to answer these questions by examining data gleaned from numerous sociological surveys. Heilman first discusses the decade of the fifties and the American Jewish quest for normalcy and mobility. He then details the polarization of American Jewry into active and passive elements in the sixties and seventies. Finally he looks at the eighties and nineties and the issues of Jewish survival and identity and the question of a Jewish future in America. He also considers generational variation, residential and marital patterns, institutional development (especially with regard to Jewish education), and Jewish political power and influence. This book is part of a stocktaking that has been occurring among Jews as the century in which their residence in America was firmly established comes to an end. Grounded in empirical detail, it provides a concise yet analytic evaluation of the meaning of the many studies and surveys of the last four and a half decades. Taking a long view of American Jewry, it is one of very few books that build on specific sociological data but get beyond its detail. All those who want to know what it means and has meant to be an American Jew will find this volume of interest.


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A People Divided

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Publisher : Brandeis American Jewish Histo
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Pages : 292 pages
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Download A People Divided PDF Format Full Free by Jack Wertheimer and published by Brandeis American Jewish Histo. This book was released on 1997 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An analysis of contemporary American Judaism within the broader scope of American religious life.


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Divisions Between Traditionalism and Liberalism in the American Jewish Community

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Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
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Pages : 115 pages
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Download Divisions Between Traditionalism and Liberalism in the American Jewish Community PDF Format Full Free by Michael Shapiro and published by Edwin Mellen Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a collection of four essays that deal with the theme of the apparent rise in tension, in the last decade, within the American Jewish community. Includes: Alan Zuckerman's The Structural Sources of Cohesion and Division in the American Jewish Community; Mark Washofsky's The Proposal for a National Beit Din: Is it Good for the Jews?; Blu Greenberg's The Feminist Revolution in Orthodox Judaism in America; and Mark Shechner's Literature in Search of a Center.


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Sliding to the Right

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 0520247639
Pages : 363 pages
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Download Sliding to the Right PDF Format Full Free by Samuel C. Heilman and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2006-07-25 with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Incorporating details of everyday life and observations of cultural practices, a leading expert on American Judaism presents a snapshot of Orthodox Jewry in the United States, analyzing how the community has evolved since World War II and where it is headed. Simultaneous.


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Jewish Choices

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Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN 13 : 1438410239
Pages : 241 pages
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Download Jewish Choices PDF Format Full Free by Bernard Lazerwitz and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-03-21 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Illustrates how and why Jewish denominational preferences are more a matter of individual choice than family heritage.


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Judaism in America

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0231512449
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Judaism in America PDF Format Full Free by Marc Lee Raphael and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2005-12-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jews have been a religious and cultural presence in America since the colonial era, and the community of Jews in the United States today—some six million people—continues to make a significant contribution to the American religious landscape. 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 350-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 well as interviews and observations of worship services at more than a hundred Jewish congregations across the country, Raphael's study distinguishes itself as both a history of the Judaic tradition and a witness to the vitality and variety of contemporary American Judaic life. Beginning with a chapter on beliefs, festivals, and life-cycle events, both traditional and non-traditional, and an explanation of the enormous variation in practice, Raphael then explores Jewish history in America, from the arrival of the first Jews to the present, highlighting the emergence and development of the four branches: Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform. After documenting the considerable variety among the branches, the book addresses issues of some controversy, notably spirituality, conversion, homosexuality, Jewish education, synagogue architecture, and the relationship to Israel. Raphael turns next to a discussion of eight American Jews whose thoughts and/or activities made a huge impact on American Judaism. The final chapter focuses on the return to tradition in every branch of Judaism and examines prospects for the future.


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Modern Orthodox Judaism: a Documentary History

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN 13 : 0827612893
Pages : 528 pages
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Download Modern Orthodox Judaism: a Documentary History PDF Format Full Free by Zev Eleff and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2016-07-01 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern Orthodox Judaism offers an extensive selection of primary texts documenting the Orthodox encounter with American Judaism that led to the emergence of the Modern Orthodox movement. Many texts in this volume are drawn from episodes of conflict that helped form Modern Orthodox Judaism. These include the traditionalists' response to the early expressions of Reform Judaism, as well as incidents that helped define the widening differences between Orthodox and Conservative Judaism in the early twentieth century. Other texts explore the internal struggles to maintain order and balance once Orthodox Judaism had separated itself from other religious movements. Zev Eleff combines published documents with seldom-seen archival sources in tracing Modern Orthodoxy as it developed into a structured movement, established its own institutions, and encountered critical events and issues--some that helped shape the movement and others that caused tension within it. A general introduction explains the rise of the movement and puts the texts in historical context. Brief introductions to each section guide readers through the documents of this new, dynamic Jewish expression.


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Contemporary American Judaism

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13 : 023113729X
Pages : 446 pages
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Download Contemporary American Judaism PDF Format Full Free by Dana Evan Kaplan and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No longer controlled by a handful of institutional leaders based in remote headquarters and rabbinical seminaries, American Judaism is being transformed by the spiritual decisions of tens of thousands of Jews living all over the United States. A pulpit rabbi and himself an American Jew, Dana Evan Kaplan follows this religious individualism from its postwar suburban roots to the hippie revolution of the 1960s and the multiple postmodern identities of today. From Hebrew tattooing to Jewish Buddhist meditation, Kaplan describes the remaking of historical tradition in ways that channel multiple ethnic and national identities. While pessimists worry about the vanishing American Jew, Kaplan focuses on creative responses to contemporary spiritual trends that have made a Jewish religious renaissance possible. He believes that the reorientation of American Judaism has been a "bottom up" process, resisted by elites who have reluctantly responded to the demands of the "spiritual marketplace." The American Jewish denominational structure is therefore weakening at the same time that religious experimentation is rising, leading to the innovative approaches supplanting existing institutions. The result is an exciting transformation of what it means to be a religious American Jew in the twenty-first century.


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American Jewish History

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 9780415919265
Pages : 449 pages
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Download American Jewish History PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey S. Gurock and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1998 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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From Fluidity to Rigidity

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Publisher : Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies the Univ S
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Pages : 62 pages
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American Jewish Year Book 2019

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030403718
Pages : 830 pages
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Download American Jewish Year Book 2019 PDF Format Full Free by Arnold Dashefsky and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-07-02 with total page 830 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part I of each volume will feature 5-7 major review chapters, including 2-3 long chapters reviewing topics of major concern to the American Jewish community written by top experts on each topic, review chapters on "National Affairs" and "Jewish Communal Affairs" and articles on the Jewish population of the United States and the World Jewish Population. Future major review chapters will include such topics as Jewish Education in America, American Jewish Philanthropy, Israel/Diaspora Relations, American Jewish Demography, American Jewish History, LGBT Issues in American Jewry, American Jews and National Elections, Orthodox Judaism in the US, Conservative Judaism in the US, Reform Judaism in the US, Jewish Involvement in the Labor Movement, Perspectives in American Jewish Sociology, Recent Trends in American Judaism, Impact of Feminism on American Jewish Life, American Jewish Museums, Anti-Semitism in America, and Inter-Religious Dialogue in America. Part II-V of each volume will continue the tradition of listing Jewish Federations, national Jewish organizations, Jewish periodicals, and obituaries. But to this list are added lists of Jewish Community Centers, Jewish Camps, Jewish Museums, Holocaust Museums, and Jewish honorees (both those honored through awards by Jewish organizations and by receiving honors, such as Presidential Medals of Freedom and Academy Awards, from the secular world). We expand the Year Book tradition of bringing academic research to the Jewish communal world by adding lists of academic journals, articles in academic journals on Jewish topics, Jewish websites, and books on American and Canadian Jews. Finally, we add a list of major events in the North American Jewish Community.


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Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Women

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 0739183664
Pages : 166 pages
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Download Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Women PDF Format Full Free by Amy K. Milligan and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2014-09-24 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this study, Milligan uses an interdisciplinary ethnographic approach to consider the lived religious cultural experiences of Orthodox Jewish women living in a small community. Through an investigation of hair and head covering, Milligan explores the meaning of tradition in a contemporary context.


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Tradition

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Publisher : Schocken
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Pages : 118 pages
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Download Tradition PDF Format Full Free by Mal Warshaw and published by Schocken. This book was released on 1976 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: