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Observing America's Jews
     

Observing America's Jews

by Marshall Sklare, Jonathan D. Sarna (Editor), Charles S. Liebman (Other)
 
Collected essays by a preeminent authority on American Jewish history.

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Collected essays by a preeminent authority on American Jewish history.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Rejecting the conventional wisdom that American ethnic groups proceed in orderly fashion through the stages of self-segregation, acculturation and assimilation, Sklare argues, in one of these essays, that a majority of American Jews have not totally assimilated. Elsewhere, he challenges the view that Jews who intermarry do so because of self-hatred or social or psychological aberrations; the real causes, he contends, are the complacency of liberal Jewish parents and the ideal of romantic love. The late Sklare, a Brandeis sociologist, made influential contributions to the study of American Jewish life. This collection of book chapters and articles from journals such as Commentary and Mainstream investigates American Jewry's rituals, worship and attitudes toward Israel; perceives a loss of direction in Conservative Judaism; addresses questions of Christian-Jewish relations; and examines the condition of urban Jews who are unattached to their communities. (Aug.)
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“The late Sklare, a Brandeis sociologist, made influential contributions to the study of American Jewish life. This collection of book chapters and articles from journals such as Commentary and Mainstream investigates American Jewry’s rituals, worship and attitudes toward Israel; perceives a loss of direction in conservative Judaism; addresses questions of Christian-Jewish relations; and examines the condition of urban Jews who are unattached to their communities."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874516234
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1993
Series:
Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

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Seymour Martin Lipset
“Marshall Sklare was the sociologist of American Jewry . . . The essays in Observing America’s Jews include many gems. It must be read by everyone interested in the Jewish community, and, it should be noted, ethnicity in America.”

Meet the Author

MARSHALL SKLARE was the Klutznick Family Emeritus Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Sociology at Brandeis University. His publications include America’s Jews (1971), Jewish Identity on the Suburban Frontier (1967), and Conservative Judaism: An American Religious Movement (1955). JONATHAN D. SARNA is the Joseph and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. CHARLES LIEBMAN is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Jewish People at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

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