Cosmopolitans and Parochials: Modern Orthodox Jews in America

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Far from simply vanishing in the face of modernity, Orthodox Jews in the United States today are surviving and flourishing. Samuel Heilman and Steven Cohen, both distinguished scholars of Jewish studies, have joined forces in this pathbreaking book to articulate this vibrancy and to characterize the many faces of Orthodox Jerry in contemporary America.
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Overview

Far from simply vanishing in the face of modernity, Orthodox Jews in the United States today are surviving and flourishing. Samuel Heilman and Steven Cohen, both distinguished scholars of Jewish studies, have joined forces in this pathbreaking book to articulate this vibrancy and to characterize the many faces of Orthodox Jerry in contemporary America.
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A sociological study of American Jewish Orthodoxy. The authors investigate ritual observances, religious beliefs, community life, social, political and sexual attitudes, and discover that Orthodox Jews in the US are surviving and flourishing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226324951
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1989
  • Series: Historical Studies of Urban America Ser.
  • Edition number: 74
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel C. Heilman, professor of sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is the author of A Walker in Jerusalem, The Gate Behind the Wall, The People of the Book, and Synagogue Life, the latter two of which are also published by the University of Chicago Press. Steven M. Cohen, professor of sociology at Queens College of the City University of New York, is the coauthor of numerous books and the author of American Assimilation or Jewish Revival?, American Modernity & Jewish Identity, and Interethnic Marriage and Friendship.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Mitzva: Ritual Practices and Orthodox Jews
3. The Religious Faith and Fervency of Orthodox Jews
4. Kehilla: Orthodox Insularity and Community Boundaries
5. The Ethos of Orthodoxy: Political, Social, and Sexual Attitudes
6. Whither Orthodoxy?
7. Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
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