Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader

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Exploring the ongoing adaptation of the American Jewish population as it responds to the challenge of American life, this interdisciplinary collection offers a wide-ranging examination of the personal, social, religious, and political aspects of contemporary American Jewish life. Essays representing the most recent scholarship in sociology and related fields address a range of topics, including feminism, spirituality, intermarriage, antisemitism, and community. Emphasizing the changing patterns of conflict and accommodation resulting from the interaction of American and Jewish values, Jews in America will interest anyone concerned with Jewish identity and continuity in the 21st century.

CONTRIBUTORS: Steven Bayme, Jerome Chanes, Carmel Ullman Chiswick, Steven M. Cohen, Sergio DellaPergola, Daniel J. Elazar, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Jerome S. Legge, Jr., Charles S. Liebman, Peter Y. Medding, Uzi Rebhun, Mordechai Rimor, Haym Soloveitchik, Gary A. Tobin, Mark Tolts, Jack Wertheimer, and the editors

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Exploring the ongoing adaptation of the American Jewish population as it responds to the challenge of American life, this interdisciplinary collection offers a wide-ranging examination of the personal, social, religious, and political aspects of contemporary American Jewish life. Essays representing the most recent scholarship in sociology and related fields address a range of topics, including feminism, spirituality, intermarriage, antisemitism, and community. Emphasizing the changing patterns of conflict and accommodation resulting from the interaction of American and Jewish values, Jews in America will interest anyone concerned with Jewish identity and continuity in the twenty-first century.

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