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Birmingham's Rabbi: Morris Newfield and Alabama, 1895-1940

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     American Jewish history has been criticized for its parochial nature because it has consisted largely of chronicles of American Jewish life and has often failed to explore the relationship between Jews and other ethnic groups in America.

    Rabbi Morris Newfield led Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham from 1895-1940 and was counted among the most influential religious and social leaders of that city. Cowett chronicles Newfield’s career and uses it as a vehicle to explore the nature of ethnic leadership in America. In doing so he explores the conflicts with which Newfield struggled to help Jews maintain a sense of religious identity in a predominately Southern Christian environment. Newfield’s career also portrays the struggle of social welfare efforts in Alabama during the Progressive Era. He recognized the need for Jews to develop bonds with other American ethnic groups. Cowett portrays him as a mediator between not only Jew and Christian but also black and white, labor and capital, liberal and conservative—in short, within the full spectrum of political and social exchange in an industrial-based New south city.

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Rabbi Morris Newfield led Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham from 1895-1940 and was counted among the most influential religious and social leaders of that city.

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 “A well-researched and well-told story of an intriguing southern religious figure. It provides keen insight into the interaction of Jewish communities with the conservative Protestant ethos of the Deep South.”—Journal of Southern History

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817350031
Author:
Cowett, Mark
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Judaic Studies Series
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
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Rabbi Morris Newfield led Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham from 1895-1940 and was counted among the most influential religious and social leaders of that city.

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