Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience / Edition 1

Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience / Edition 1

by Jonathan Sarna, David G. Dalin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0268016569

ISBN-13: 9780268016562

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268016562
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction American Jews and Church-State Relations: The Search for "Equal Footing" 1(38)
ONE The Colonial Era 39(22)
The Right to Settle and Trade
41(4)
Religion and State in Colonial Law
45(8)
Naturalization
53(4)
The Lopez-Elizer Incident
57(4)
TWO The New Nation 61(20)
Widening Religious Liberty in the States
63(3)
The Battle over Religious Freedom in Virginia
66(3)
Jews Appeal for Religious Equality
69(5)
The Federal Constitution and the Jews
74(3)
"To Bigotry No Sanction, To Persecution No Assistance"
77(4)
THREE In Search of Equal Footing 81(18)
Jacob Henry Demands the Right of Conscience
82(3)
Shearith Israel Seeks State Funds for Religious Education of the Poor
85(4)
Mordecai Noah Protests His Recall from Tunis
89(3)
"An Israelite" Condemns Christian Missions as Unconstitutional
92(2)
The Maryland Jew Bill
94(5)
FOUR Christian America or Religious America? 99(26)
The Case for Christian America
100(2)
The Case for Religious Equality
102(3)
New York Debates the Appointment of State Chaplains
105(6)
Thanksgiving Day Proclamations and Jewish Dissents
111(10)
Reassurances from President Tyler
121(4)
FIVE In Defense of Jewish Rights 125(14)
The Swiss Treaty
126(3)
The Chaplaincy Bill
129(2)
General U.S. Grant's General Order No. 11
131(3)
The Proposed Christian Amendment to the Constitution
134(5)
SIX Sunday Laws 139(28)
Petition for a Limited Exemption
140(2)
The Case against Sunday Laws
142(5)
The Judicial Defense of Sunday Laws
147(5)
The Limits of Sabbath Legislation
152(2)
Drafting an Exemption
154(2)
The Call for Two Weekly Rest Days---The Five-Day Week
156(3)
The Supreme Court Rules
159(8)
SEVEN The Shift to Separationism 167(14)
Max Lilienthal Protests
168(3)
For a Secular America
171(1)
Against Religious Legislation
172(2)
Justice Brewer and the Jews
174(7)
EIGHT Religion in the Public Schools 181(46)
"Temples of Liberty Unpolluted": The Development of Jewish Attitudes toward the Public Schools
184(2)
The Nineteenth-Century Case for Nonsectarian Public Schools
186(4)
Should the Bible Be Read in the Public Schools?
190(7)
Nonsectarian Education in the Public Schools
197(6)
The Debate over the Gary "Released Time" Plan
203(5)
Preserving the Rights of Nonpublic Schools
208(3)
Prayer in the Public Schools---The Debate over Engel v. Vitale
211(5)
Christmas in the Public Schools
216(7)
Lee v. Weisman and the Continuing Issue of Public School Prayer
223(4)
NINE Religion and the State: The New Consensus 227(18)
Jewish Legal Action through the Courts
228(5)
Leo Pfeffer: Apostle of Strict Separationism
233(3)
Safeguarding Religious Liberty: The "Official" Jewish Position on Church-State Relationships
236(9)
TEN A Question of Priorities 245(26)
Will Herberg and the Jewish Critique of Strict Separationism
247(8)
The Debate over State Aid to Parochial Schools
255(6)
The Rise of COLPA
261(3)
The Breakdown of Consensus
264(7)
ELEVEN Old Principles and New Rights: The Free Exercise Debate 271(30)
Do Jews Have the Legal Right to Observe the Sabbath?
273(3)
Do Jewish Prisoners Have the Legal Right to Kosher Food?
276(2)
Does a Jewish Soldier Have the Legal Right to Keep His Head Covered?
278(3)
Can a Secular Judge Compel a Religious Divorce?
281(7)
Do Jews Have the Legal Right to Light a Menorah in the Public Square?
288(13)
Suggestions for further Reading 301(10)
Sources and Acknowledgments 311(12)
Index 323

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