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Tradition Transformed: The Jewish Experience in America (American Moment)

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Throughout American history, from the colonial era to the present, Jews have found America generally hospitable. Yet even in this relatively receptive country, which essentially replaced Israel as the promised land, there have been vexing questions for Jews — questions about the costs of freedom and mobility, especially with regard to the erosion of Jewish tradition and distinctiveness.

In this one-volume history of the Jewish experience in America, Gerald Sorin argues that, from colonial times to the present, acculturation and not assimilation has best described the experience of Jewish Americans. American Jews, Sorin explains, have maintained their unique ethnic characteristics yet have become part of mainstream, middle-class American life. Sorin also shows how the large migration of Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe in the late nineteenth century made a lasting impact on how other Americans imagine, understand, and relate to Jewish Americans and their cultural contributions today.

Drawing together all aspects of American Jewish history, this concise volume deals with the transformation of a people, their religion, their move into trade and commerce, their political commitments domestically and internationally (especially after the Holocaust), and their contributions to education and culture.

Synopsis:

In this one-volume history of the Jewish experience in America, Gerald Sorin argues that, from colonial times to the present, 'acculturation' and not 'assimilation' has best described the experience of Jewish Americans.

Synopsis:

"Sorin's thesis is extremely timely, and his book deserves to be read both widely and closely by our communal elites consumed with the notion that American Jews are hellbent on assimilation." — PS

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-283) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801854477
Author:
Sorin, Gerald
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore :
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
United States Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Jews -- United States.
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Moment (Paperback)
Series Volume:
30
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.98x6.01x.77 in. 1.03 lbs.

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History and Social Science » US History » General
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Religion » Judaism » Jewish History
Religion » Judaism » Jews in America

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"Synopsis" by , In this one-volume history of the Jewish experience in America, Gerald Sorin argues that, from colonial times to the present, 'acculturation' and not 'assimilation' has best described the experience of Jewish Americans.
"Synopsis" by , "Sorin's thesis is extremely timely, and his book deserves to be read both widely and closely by our communal elites consumed with the notion that American Jews are hellbent on assimilation." — PS
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