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New PDF release: American Judaism: A History

By Jonathan D. Sarna

This magisterial paintings chronicles the 350-year background of the Jewish faith in the United States. Tracing American Judaism from its origins within the colonial period in the course of the modern-day, Jonathan Sarna explores the ways that Judaism tailored during this new context. How did American tradition - predominantly Protestant and overwhelmingly capitalist - impact Jewish faith and tradition? and the way did American Jews form their very own groups and religion within the new global? Jonathan Sarna, a preeminent student of yankee Judaism, tells the tale of people suffering to stay Jewish whereas additionally turning into American. He bargains a dynamic and well timed background of assimilation and revitalisation, of religion misplaced and religion regained. the 1st accomplished historical past of yankee Judaism in over fifty years, this e-book is either a party of 350 years of Jewish existence in the USA and crucial analyzing for someone attracted to American faith and life.

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