Beyond The Synagogue Gallery / Edition 1

Beyond The Synagogue Gallery / Edition 1

by Karla Goldman
     
 

Focusing on the nineteenth century, Beyond the Synagogue Gallery recounts the emergence of new roles for American Jewish women in public worship and synagogue life. Karla Goldman's study of changing patterns of female religiosity is a story of acculturation--of adjustments made to fit Jewish worship into American society. This account of the evolving religiousSee more details below

Overview

Focusing on the nineteenth century, Beyond the Synagogue Gallery recounts the emergence of new roles for American Jewish women in public worship and synagogue life. Karla Goldman's study of changing patterns of female religiosity is a story of acculturation--of adjustments made to fit Jewish worship into American society. This account of the evolving religious identity of American Jewish women expands our understanding of women's religious roles and of the Americanization of Judaism in the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674007055
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/20/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Women and the Synagogue

1 Jewish Women: Acculturation in Old and New Worlds

2 Women's Emergence in the Early American Synagogue Community

3 The Quest for Respectability: Mixed Choirs and Family Pews

4 The Trouble with Jewish Women

5 Women in the Reforming Synagogue: Resistance and Transformation

6 Kaufmann Kohler and the Ideal Jewish Woman

7 Beyond the Gallery: American Jewish Women in the 1890s

Epilogue: Twentieth-Century Resonances

Notes

Index

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