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Jew vs. Jew : the struggle for the soul of American Jewry

Author: Samuel G Freedman
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Freedman illuminates the forces that have undermined the traditional peaceful coexistence among Orthodox, conservative, reform and Reconstructionst branches and secular and unaffiliated Jews.

As, he weighs the arguments of both extremes, Freedman comes to the controversial conclusion that the Jewish-American community is headed for a Reformation, a permanent fracture of one faith into many.

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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel G Freedman
ISBN: 0684859440 9780684859446 0684859459 9780684859453
OCLC Number: 44414300
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award (Nonfiction) 2000
Description: 397 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Second Temple --
Camp Kinderwelt, New York, 1963 --
Who Is a Jew? --
Denver, Colorado, 1977-1983 --
Judaism and Gender: Revolution toward Tradition --
Los Angeles, California, 1987-1989 --
Israel and America: The Price of Peace --
Jacksonville, Florida, 1993-1997 --
Who Owns Orthodoxy? --
New Haven, Connecticut, 1995-1999 --
Unity versus Pluralism: Visions of Jewish Community --
Beachwood, Ohio, 1997-1999 --
Epilogue: The Jewish Reformation.
Other Titles: Jew versus Jew
Responsibility: Samuel G. Freedman.
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At a time when Jews in the United States appear more secure and successful than ever, Freedman maintains that cultural and religious differences are tearing apart their community.  Read more...

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Melissa Fay Greene"Chicago Tribune"Fascinating, groundbreaking. Freedman, a natural storyteller...is even-handed, nonjudgmental, caring most of all about getting it right. David Brooks"The Washington Read more...

 
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