New York’s Jewish Jews

New York’s Jewish Jews

The Orthodox Community in the Interwar Years
Jenna Weissman Joselit
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 02/22/1990
Format: Paperback 21 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-20554-4
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In this first interpretive historical account of the American Orthodox Jewish experience, Jenna Weissman Joselit investigates the ways in which pious Jews reconciled the requirements of religious tradition with the freedoms of interwar America. Through its focus on representative American Jewish institutions such as the synagogue and the rabbinate and on the sacred ritual life of Orthodox women, New York's Jewish Jews reveals how a self-consciously modern, American, and decidedly middle class Orthodoxy evolved before 1945.

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