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American Judaism: A History (signed)

Sarna, Jonathan D.

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ISBN 10: 0300109768 / ISBN 13: 9780300109764
Published by Yale Univ Pr, Connecticut, 2004
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Title: American Judaism: A History (signed)

Publisher: Yale Univ Pr, Connecticut

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Softcover

Illustrator: Illustrated Throughout

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjacket

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

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This magisterial work chronicles the 350-year history of the Jewish religion in America. Tracing American Judaism from its origins in the colonial era through the present day, Jonathan Sarna explores the ways in which Judaism adapted in this new context. How did American culture―predominantly Protestant and overwhelmingly capitalist―affect Jewish religion and culture? And how did American Jews shape their own communities and faith in the new world?
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. 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.

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"This work should emerge as the single best description of American Judaism during its 350 years on American soil. It will eclipse earlier work even as it sensitizes us to the shape that our religious life will take in the opening decades of the third millennium."--Michael Berenbaum, Director, Sigi Ziering Institute, The University of Judaism; "Jonathan Sarna's history of American Jewry is a wonderful read-and at the same time an informative and subtle analysis of the formation of something radically new in Jewish history: a diaspora community that is, for most of its members, not an exilic community."-Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

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