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American Jewish History

The Colonial and Early National Periods, 1654-1840

Author: jeffrey s gurock,American Jewish Historical Society

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415919203

Category: History

Page: 486

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

America, American Jews, and the Holocaust

American Jewish History

Author: Jeffrey Gurock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136675280

Category: Religion

Page: 467

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

American Jewish History

A JPS Guide

Author: Norman H. Finkelstein

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827609752

Category: Religion

Page: 221

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This JPS Guide chronicles the extraordinary history of American Jewry. Finkelstein tells the dramatic 350-year story of the people and events that shaped the lives of today's American Jews. Divided into six time periods, American Jewish History describes Jewish life from the time of the early settlers, to the period of massive immigration that flooded the cities, to the incredible growth of Jews in positions of influence in business, politics, and the arts. This is a story of a people who affected not only the lives of Jews in the U.S. today, but also the course of American history itself. There are over 70 black and white photographs, maps, and charts and more than 120 feature boxes and biographies throughout, as well as timelines, notes, a bibliography, and index. Finkelstein has made the saga of American Jewry much more than a compilation of historical facts. This is wonderfully stimulating journey--a worthwhile adventure for readers of all ages.

Encyclopedia of American Jewish History

Author: Stephen Harlan Norwood

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096388

Category: History

Page: 775

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Traces the history of Jews in the United States, providing demographics and information on their influence on and participation in American culture, leading figures, organizations, and communities.

American Jewish History

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Category: Jews

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America, American Jews, and the Holocaust

Author: Jeffrey S. Gurock

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415919319

Category: History

Page: 486

View: 8852

Part of an eight-volume set which collates articles written on the history of the Jewish people in America, this volume incorporates studies of the persecution of the Jews in Germany, the respective responses of the German-American Press and the American-Jewish Press during the emergence of Nazism, and the subsequent issues of rescue during the Holocaust and policies towards the displaced.

First Facts in American Jewish History

From 1492 to the Present

Author: Tina Levitan

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

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Lists in chronological order the events, people, institutions, and places that have shaped the faith and American culture over the past five hundred years

We Are Many

Reflections On American Jewish History And Identity

Author: Edward S. Shapiro

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815630753

Category: History

Page: 296

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The topics of Edward Shapiro's book span the gamut of the American Jewish experience: from the politics of American Jews, the nature of American Jewish identity, relations between Jews and blacks, and Jews and American capitalism. He discusses writer Herman Wouk; Patrick Buchanan and the Jews; John Higham's interpretation of American anti-Semitism, Nathan Glazer's view of American Orthodoxy, and the Jewishness of Sidney Hook. reconciled their dual identities as Americans and as Jews. These solutions has shaped the way Jews have voted, prayed, earned a living, married, and chosen a profession. America, Shapiro argues, has truly been different for Jews, but this difference has shaped the history of America's Jews in unexpected and ironic ways. The fact that Jews have risen rapidly up the economic and social ladder and have become politically influential has not eliminated their insecurity and the sense they have of themselves as a marginal group.

American Judaism

A History

Author: Jonathan D. Sarna

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109764

Category: History

Page: 490

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The first comprehensive history of American Judaism in over fifty years, this book is both a celebration of 350 years of Jewish life in America and essential reading for anyone interested in American religion and life. Jonathan Sarna, a preeminent scholar of American Judaism, tells the story of individuals struggling to remain Jewish while also becoming American. He offers a dynamic and timely history of assimilation and revitalization, of faith lost and faith regained.Tracing American Judaism from its origins in the colonial era through the present day, Sarna explores the ways in which Judaism adapted in this new context.

Shul with a Pool

The "synagogue-center" in American Jewish History

Author: David Kaufman

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518931

Category: History

Page: 329

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Describes how the synagogue developed into a community center, where prayer and study were secondary

American Jewish History

A Primary Source Reader

Author: Gary Phillip Zola,Marc Dollinger

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 1611685117

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Presenting the American Jewish historical experience from its communal beginnings to the present through documents, photographs, and other illustrations, many of which have never before been published, this entirely new collection of source materials complements existing textbooks on American Jewish history with an organization and pedagogy that reflect the latest historiographical trends and the most creative teaching approaches. Ten chapters, organized chronologically, include source materials that highlight the major thematic questions of each era and tell many stories about what it was like to immigrate and acculturate to American life, practice different forms of Judaism, engage with the larger political, economic, and social cultures that surrounded American Jews, and offer assistance to Jews in need around the world. At the beginning of each chapter, the editors provide a brief historical overview highlighting some of the most important developments in both American and American Jewish history during that particular era. Source materials in the collection are preceded by short headnotes that orient readers to the documentsÕ historical context and significance.

American Jewish History

A Eight-volume Series. Anti-Semitism in America : in two parts. .... Vol. 6. Pt. 1

Author: Jeffrey S. Gurock

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415919296

Category: Jews

Page: 472

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The firsts of American Jewish history

Author: Tina Levitan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 285

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Studies in American Jewish history

studies and addresses

Author: Jacob Rader Marcus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 255

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Das unerwünschte Volk

Amerika und die Vernichtung der europäischen Juden

Author: David S. Wyman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596146079

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 510

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The Dynamics of American Jewish History

Jacob Rader Marcus's Essays on American Jewry

Author: Jacob Rader Marcus,Gary Phillip Zola

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653431

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Jacob Rader Marcus (1896-1995), scholar, professor, and rabbi, was called the Dean of American Jewish historians by students and colleagues alike. A seminal force in the evolution of the academic study of American Jewish history, Marcus was the first to apply modern critical methodology to this field. In the course of his long life, he published more than 300 books and articles on the history of American Jews. In 1947 he founded the American Jewish Archives, which he directed for almost fifty years. A beloved teacher and mentor for several generations of Hebrew Union College (HUC) students, Dr. Marcus remains a very significant figure in the history of American Jewry during the twentieth century. Marcus, raised in West Virginia, was the child of East European immigrants. At the age of 15, he moved to Cincinnati to matriculate at HUC, America's oldest rabbinical seminary. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, Marcus became a member of the HUC faculty upon his rabbinical ordination in 1920. He subsequently moved to Europe to pursue doctoral studies and, upon returning to Cincinnati, Marcus taught courses in Jewish history. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, Marcus realized that the i American Jewry was fast becoming the most influential Jewish community in the world. In the aftermath of the brutal destruction of European Jewry during World War II, Marcus's keen interest in the history of American Jewry burgeoned. Marcus left the pulpit for a career of scholarship and teaching, he nevertheless maintained a close connection to his students and, through them, to the American rabbinate. A mentor to generations of HUC students and graduates, Marcus was an active participant in the Central Conference of American Rabbis (the organizational arm of the American Reform rabbinate), serving as its president from 1949-1951. In this volume, Gary Philip Zola brings together a unique assortment of Marcus's most important unpublished essays, written for a more popular audience between 1916 and 1989. Read collectively, these essays bring the key themes of Marcus's work into bold relief. In the early "America: The Spiritual Center of Jewry" (1916), as in the much later "Three Hundred Years in America" (1955), Marcus calls upon American Jewry to study its heritage, arguing that this knowledge will kindle a renaissance in American Jewish life. In "Lost: Judaism in the American Expeditionary Forces, the Urgent Need for Welfare Work" (1919), he insists that the Jewish experience in America consists of a symbiotic relationship between individual Jews and the larger Jewish community. A focus on the individual in relation to the whole guided many of Marcus's essays, as did his emphasis on Jews studying their own past, strong echoes of both can be found in "New Literary Responsibilities (1941-1942) as well as works for specific occasions, such as "The Program of the American Jewish Archives" (1947) and Genesis: College Beginnings (1989). Another leitmotif linking these diverse topics is Marcus's view that American Judaism will thrive and distinguish itself as long as Jewish education and Jewish cultural life become a high priority on the Jewish communal agenda. This collection enhances our understanding of how the ideas of one of American Jewry's pioneering historians evolved, while preserving historical documents that trace the development of American Jewish life over the course of the twentieth century.

Translating a Tradition

Studies in American Jewish History

Author: Ira Robinson

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 1934843067

Category: Religion

Page: 327

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Divided into three sections, this work explains how the concepts and practices of traditional European Judaism were adapted to North American culture beginning in the late nineteenth century. Part I focuses on the ideas and activities of Cyrus Adler (1863-1940), one of the most prominent leaders of the traditionalist Jewish community in the United States in his era. The issues in these essays include the origins of American Jewish history as a field of study, the Kehilla experiments of the early twentieth century, and the relationship between the Jewish Theological Seminary and Orthodox Judaism. Part II deals with the beginnings of Hasidic Judaism in North America prior to the Second World War. It also includes several studies investigating the shaping of the worldview of Orthodox Judaism in contemporary North America. Part III examines the issue of contemporary American Jewish attitudes toward evolution and intelligent design.

American Jewish Life, 1920-1990

American Jewish History

Author: Jeffrey S. Gurock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136674934

Category: Religion

Page: 394

View: 598

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Midrash on American Jewish History

Author: Henry L. Feingold

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438402457

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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Explores American Jewish history. “American Jewry today is undergoing a crisis of confidence and identity. The concern over survival is so thick it is practically palpable. This book addresses itself to those issues right at the top of the American Jewish agenda, puts them into historical perspective, and interprets them with uncommonly good common sense.” — Melvin I. Urofsky, Chair, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University, and National Chairman of the American Jewish Historical Society Academic Council “Feingold is especially acute on Jews and politics, on the Conservative movement, and on the prospects for Jewish survival. The most impressive facet of A Midrash on American Jewish History is its value and appeal not only to scholars, who will profit from its thoughtfulness, but also to intelligent general readers, who will learn of the most salient themes that the American Jewish past and present evoke.” — Stephen J. Whitfield, Associate Professor of American Studies, Brandeis University “I really don’t know of any book that so competently covers the entire field and is so interesting to read. It is a beautifully written and brilliantly organized piece of history by an outstanding authority in the field who knows both American and Jewish history (a rare combination).” — Selig Adler, Samuel P. Capen Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Buffalo

American Jewish Historical Quarterly

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Category: Jews

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