The Jews in America [NOOK Book]

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"The Jews in the United States are the inheritors of a four-thousand-year-old culture. Into their willing--or unwilling--hands, history has placed the symbolic scepter of this heritage. Will this Jewish culture--entrusted to the American Jews either by blind permutations of events or by a manifest destiny--wither in a wasteland of indifference? Or will there be a renaissance--a humanistic rebirth--to ensure this culture continued growth?

A history of the roots and destiny of American Jews by the ...

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The Jews in America

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Overview

"The Jews in the United States are the inheritors of a four-thousand-year-old culture. Into their willing--or unwilling--hands, history has placed the symbolic scepter of this heritage. Will this Jewish culture--entrusted to the American Jews either by blind permutations of events or by a manifest destiny--wither in a wasteland of indifference? Or will there be a renaissance--a humanistic rebirth--to ensure this culture continued growth?

A history of the roots and destiny of American Jews by the brilliant author of the hugely successful Jews, God and History.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497626997
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 6/10/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 505 KB

Meet the Author

Max I. Dimont’s JEWS, GOD AND HISTORY, with more than a million and half copies in print, has been acclaimed the “best popular history of the Jews written in the English language.” It answers the questions of the layman searching for an interpretation and understanding of events and facts covering 4,000 years of Jewish and world history. The author’s unique approach to his subject is continued in THE INDESTRUCTIBLE JEWS, THE JEWS IN AMERICA, and THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE. His last book, APPOINTMENT IN JERUSALEM, was published, after 20 years of research, shortly before his death in 1992.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: American Judaism: Wasteland or Renaissance?
A Note to the Reader
I The Colonial Experience (1654-1776): The Age of the Sephardi Jews
Grandees and Marranos 1
The Transformation of the British Anglicans into Hebraic Puritans 10
The Transformation of the Colonial Jews into "Puritan" Jews 15
II The Antebellum Interlude (1776-1840): The Americanization of the Ashkenazi Jews
From Moses Mendelssohn to Napoleon Bonaparte 39
The Transformation of the Ashkenazi Jews into Congregational Jews 53
III The Manifest Destiny (1840-1890): The Conquering German Jews
The Rise and Fall of German Scientific Judaism 73
The Age of the American Reform Jews 87
IV The Tidal Waves of Immigration (1880-1940): The Russian Jews Are Coming
Sad Sacks and Intellectuals 109
The Great Confrontation 122
V Zionists on the March (1850-1950): The Romantic Revolution
Revolt in the Shtetl 150
The Great Awakening 161
VI The Unique and the Universal (1950 into the Future): The Shaping of American Judaism
The Great Fusion 173
Jews, God, and Destiny 189
Bibliography 209
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