American Judiasm: A History  -     By: Jonathan D. Sarna
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American Judiasm: A History

Yale University Press / 2005 / Paperback

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Winner of the 2004 National Jewish Book Award! "The first systematic, comprehensive, and coherent history of Judaism in America. It is so well executed it is likely to set the standard for the next 50 years,"---Jerusalem Post. Marks the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in New Amsterdam. 512 pages, softcover. Yale University.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.12 (inches)
ISBN: 0300109768
ISBN-13: 9780300109764
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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.

Author Bio

Jonathan Sarna is Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, and chairs the Academic Board of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. Author or editor of more than twenty books on American Jewish history and life, he is also the chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History and of the 350th commemoration of Jewish life in America, 1654-2004.

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