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Jewish secularity : the search for roots and the challenges of relevant meaning

Author: David M Gordis; Zachary I Heller
Publisher: Landham, Md. : University Press of America, 2012.
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A growing number of Jews identify themselves as secular or "somewhat secular." Is this expansive definition of Jewishness a new phenomenon? What are its roots? This insightful book provides an overview of a profound development in the evolving history of Jewish life in America.
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Jewish secularity.
Landham, Md. : University Press of America, 2012
(DLC) 2011942423
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Gordis; Zachary I Heller
ISBN: 9780761857952 0761857958
OCLC Number: 797846981
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 130 pages)
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Chapter 01. Secular Forms of Jewishness; Chapter 02. Demography and Dimensions of Secularity among American Jews; Chapter 03. Secularism in the Contemporary Jewish Community; Chapter 04. Let Us Speak of Stories; Chapter 05. A Personal History of Jewish Reading; Chapter 06. God's Language and the Making of Secular Jewish Culture; Chapter 07. Sources of Secularism; Chapter 08. Secular Jewish Musical Expression-Is Nothing Sacred?; Chapter 09. The Secularization of Jewish Cultural Memory: Epistemological and Hermeneutical Reflections. Chapter 10. Secular Jewishness in Israel and the DiasporaChapter 11. Accepting Secular Jewishness and Embracing All Jews; Bibliography; Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by David M. Gordis and Zachary I. Heller.

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