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Rabbi Max Heller : Reformer, Zionist, Southerner, 1860-1929.

Author: Barbara S Malone
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2013.
Series: Judaic studies series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This biography of a pioneering Zionist and leader of American Reform Judaism adds significantly to our understanding of American and southern Jewish history. Max Heller was a man of both passionate conviction and inner contradiction. He sought to be at the center of current affairs, not as a spokesperson of centrist opinion, but as an agitator or mediator, constantly struggling to find an acceptable path as he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Malone, Barbara S.
Rabbi Max Heller : Reformer, Zionist, Southerner, 1860-1929.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara S Malone
ISBN: 9780817387358 0817387358
OCLC Number: 876507187
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages).
Contents: Illustrations; Preface; 1. From Jewish Prague to Chicago, 1860-1879; 2. Acquiring the Tools of Americanization, 1879-1884; 3. Initiating a Rabbinical Career: From Cincinnati to New Orleans, 1884-1887; 4. Southernization, Self-Righteousness, Nativism, and Social Reform: New Orleans, 1887-1891; 5. Dimensions of Leadership: Reformer, Traditionalist, Activist, and Dissenter, 1891-1897; 6. ""How Shall We Stand Unswayed in the Storm?"" Confronting the Rising Currents of Racialism; 7. Zionism as ""Our Salvation""; 8. Mandate for ""Moral Courage: American Ideals in the Light of Judaism"" 9. ""The Zenith of My Career""10. The Legacy of a Righteous Life; Appendix; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Judaic studies series.

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This biography of a pioneering Zionist and leader of American Reform Judaism adds significantly to our understanding of American and southern Jewish history. Max Heller was a man of both passionate conviction and inner contradiction. He sought to be at the center of current affairs, not as a spokesperson of centrist opinion, but as an agitator or mediator, constantly struggling to find an acceptable path as he confronted the major issues of the day--racism and Jewish emancipation in eastern Europe, nationalism and nativism, immigration and assimilation. Heller's life experien.

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