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The Resource The chosen wars : how Judaism became an American religion, Steven R. Weisman

The chosen wars : how Judaism became an American religion, Steven R. Weisman

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The chosen wars : how Judaism became an American religion
Title
The chosen wars
Title remainder
how Judaism became an American religion
Statement of responsibility
Steven R. Weisman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[This] is the important story of how Judaism enhanced America and how America inspired Judaism. Steven R. Weisman tells the dramatic history of how Judaism redefined itself in America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries--the personalities that fought each other and shaped its evolution and, crucially, the force of the American dynamic that transformed an ancient religion. The struggles that produced a redefinition of Judaism illuminate the larger American experience and the efforts by all Americans to reconcile their faith with modern demands. The narrative begins with the arrival of the first Jews in New Amsterdam and plays out over the nineteenth century as a massive immigration takes place at the dawn of the twentieth century. First there was the practical matter of earning a living. Many immigrants had to work on the Sabbath or traveled as peddlers to places where they could not keep kosher. Doctrine was put aside or adjusted. To take their places as equals, American Jews rejected their identity as a separate nation within America. Judaism became an American religion. These profound changes did not come without argument. The Chosen Wars tells the stories of the colorful rabbis and activists, including women, who defined American Judaism and whose disputes divided it into the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox branches that remain today. Isaac Mayer Wise, Mordecai Noah, David Einhorn, Rebecca Gratz, and Isaac Lesser are some of the major figures in this wonderful story."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisman, Steven R
Dewey number
296.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • B
  • BM205
LC item number
.W45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • United States
Label
The chosen wars : how Judaism became an American religion, Steven R. Weisman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jews in America: a part but apart -- Coming to America -- Let harmony ascend -- Rebellion in Charleston -- The German immigrants -- German rabbis in America -- The turbulent Isaac Mayer Wise -- A fistfight in Albany -- The "two Isaacs" -- Jews in the Civil War -- Prosper and divide -- Reformists and radicals -- The Trefa banquet -- New divisions -- Epilogue: An American religion
Control code
on1015258822
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416573265
Lccn
2017058478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1015258822
Label
The chosen wars : how Judaism became an American religion, Steven R. Weisman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jews in America: a part but apart -- Coming to America -- Let harmony ascend -- Rebellion in Charleston -- The German immigrants -- German rabbis in America -- The turbulent Isaac Mayer Wise -- A fistfight in Albany -- The "two Isaacs" -- Jews in the Civil War -- Prosper and divide -- Reformists and radicals -- The Trefa banquet -- New divisions -- Epilogue: An American religion
Control code
on1015258822
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416573265
Lccn
2017058478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1015258822

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