Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader / Edition 1

Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader / Edition 1

by Roberta Rosenberg Farber, Chaim I. Waxman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874518997

ISBN-13: 9780874518993

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

Exploring the ongoing adaptation of the American Jewish population as it responds to the challenge of American life, this interdisciplinary collection offers a wide-ranging examination of the personal, social, religious, and political aspects of contemporary American Jewish life. Essays representing the most recent scholarship in sociology and related fields

Overview

Exploring the ongoing adaptation of the American Jewish population as it responds to the challenge of American life, this interdisciplinary collection offers a wide-ranging examination of the personal, social, religious, and political aspects of contemporary American Jewish life. Essays representing the most recent scholarship in sociology and related fields address a range of topics, including feminism, spirituality, intermarriage, antisemitism, and community. Emphasizing the changing patterns of conflict and accommodation resulting from the interaction of American and Jewish values, Jews in America will interest anyone concerned with Jewish identity and continuity in the 21st century.

CONTRIBUTORS: Steven Bayme, Jerome Chanes, Carmel Ullman Chiswick, Steven M. Cohen, Sergio DellaPergola, Daniel J. Elazar, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Jerome S. Legge, Jr., Charles S. Liebman, Peter Y. Medding, Uzi Rebhun, Mordechai Rimor, Haym Soloveitchik, Gary A. Tobin, Mark Tolts, Jack Wertheimer, and the editors

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874518993
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
439
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• ESTABLISHING A FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN JEWISH LIFE
The Sociohistorical Background and Development of America's Jews
Economic Adjustment of Immigrants: Jewish Adaptation to the United States
ASSIMILATION OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH POPULATION
American Jewry: A Population Projection, 1990-2020
The Changing American Jewish Family Faces the 1990s
COHESION AND CONFLICT: JEWS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
The Organization of the American Jewish Community
Antisemitism and Jewish Security in Contemporary America: Why Can't Jews Take Yes for an Answer?
Jewish Organizational Response to Intermarriage: A Policy Perspective
Negotiating Egalitarianism and Judaism: American Jewish Feminisms and Their Implications for Jewish Life
CONSTRUCTING A MODERN JEWISH IDENTITY
Jewish Liberalism Revisited
Understanding American Judaism: Revisiting the Concept of "Social Justice"
Center and Periphery: Israel in American Jewish Life
Jewish Identity in Conversionary and Mixed Marriages
The Impact of Varieties of Jewish Education upon Jewish Identity: An Intergenerational Perspective
Creative Decision Making and the Construction of a Modern Jewish Identity
RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY: DENOMINATIONAL RESPONSES TO POSTMATERIAL VALUES
Ritual, Ceremony and the Reconstruction of Judaism in the United States
Rupture and Reconstruction: The Transformation of Contemporary Orthodoxy
Religious Movements in Collision: A Jewish Culture War?
CONCLUSION
Postmodernity and the Jews: Identity, Identification, and Community
Contributors
Index

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