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American Judaism : A History.

Author: Jonathan D Sarna
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press Oct. 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Sarna
ISBN: 0300109768 9780300109764
OCLC Number: 1064621843
Target Audience: Trade
Description: 1 online resource (512 pages) : illustrations
Other Titles: American Judaism (Online)

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The first comprehensive history of American Judaism in over fifty years, this book is both a celebration of 350 years of Jewish life in America and essential reading for anyone interested in American religion and life. Jonathan Sarna, a preeminent scholar of American Judaism, tells the story of individuals struggling to remain Jewish while also becoming American. He offers a dynamic and timely history of assimilation and revitalization, of faith lost and faith regained. Tracing American Judaism from its origins in the colonial era through the present day, Sarna explores the ways in which Judaism adapted in this new context.

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"Sarna . . . has written the first systematic, comprehensive, and coherent history of Judaism in America; one so well executed, it is likely to set the standard for the next 50 years."-Jacob Neusner, Read more...

 
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