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Social change and halakhic evolution in American Orthodoxy

Author: Chaim I Waxman; Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chaim Waxman, the pre-eminent sociologist of contemporary Orthodoxy, is one of the keenest observers of American Jewry. Having written on various aspects of this subject over the past forty years, he now revisits his earlier work in the light of recent developments. His familiarity with the entire spectrum of the Orthodox world combined with his deep knowledge of halakhah and his rigorous command of statistical and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chaim I Waxman; Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
ISBN: 9781906764845 1906764840
OCLC Number: 912706251
Description: vi, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Group size, social class, religion, and politics --
2. The contemporary orthodox Jewish family in America --
3. It's kosher to be Orthodox in America --
4. American Orthodoxy adopts stringency --
5. Tensions within modern Orthodoxy --
6. Halakhic change and meta-halakhah --
7. Revival of the Bible.
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Responsibility: Chaim I. Waxman.

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After reviewing the socio-economic changes in American Orthodox communities and examining the reasons for them, he goes on to consider the political patterns of contemporary American Orthodox Jews.  Read more...

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`lucid and insightful overview . . . a wonderful guide to the changeoccurring in both directions and, ultimately, to the battle for the soul ofOrthodox Judaism'Steven Bayme, national director, Read more...

 
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