A New Promised Land: A History of Jews in America

A New Promised Land: A History of Jews in America

by Hasia R. Diner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195158261

ISBN-13: 9780195158267

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"An excellent Afikoman gift for the teen or young adult at the seder... Diner...writes in a clear style that pulls together that diverse entity known as the American Jewish community."—The Chicago Jewish Star
An engaging chronicle of Jewish life in the United States, A New Promised Land reconstructs the multifaceted background and very American

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"An excellent Afikoman gift for the teen or young adult at the seder... Diner...writes in a clear style that pulls together that diverse entity known as the American Jewish community."—The Chicago Jewish Star
An engaging chronicle of Jewish life in the United States, A New Promised Land reconstructs the multifaceted background and very American adaptations of this religious group, from the arrival of twenty-three Jews in the New World in 1654, through the development of the Orthodox, conservative, and Reform movements, to the ordination of Sally Priesand as the first woman rabbi in the United States.
Hasia Diner supplies fascinating details about Jewish religious traditions, holidays, and sacred texts. In addition, she relates the history of the Jewish religious, political, and intellectual institutions in the United States, and addresses some of the biggest issues facing Jewish Americans today, including their increasingly complex relationship with Israel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195158267
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Religion in American Life Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
695,368
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Chapter 1First Journeys: 1654-18201
Chapter 2Across America: 1820-188022
Chapter 3Transplanted People: 1880-192441
Chapter 4Becoming Americans: 1924-194569
Chapter 5On the Move: 1945-196793
Chapter 6At the Crossroads: Since 1967117
Glossary141
Chronology146
Further Reading152
Index157

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