Sliding to the Right

- The Contest for the Future of American Jewish Orthodoxy

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Sliding to the Right
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
11-02-2020
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
374
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Written by one of this country's leading experts on American Judaism, this book offers a snapshot of Orthodoxy Jewry in the United States, asking how the community has evolved in the years since World War II and where it is headed in the future. Incorporating rich details of everyday life, fine-grained observations of cultural practices, descriptions of educational institutions, and more, Samuel Heilman delineates the varieties of Jewish Orthodox groups, focusing in particular on the contest between the proudly parochial, contra-acculturative haredi Orthodoxy and the accomodationist modern Orthodoxy over the future of this religious community. What emerges overall is a picture of an Orthodox Jewry that has gained both in numbers and intensity and that has moved farther to the religious right as it struggles to define itself and to maintain age-old traditions in the midst of modernity, secularization, technological advances, and the pervasiveness of contemporary American culture.

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Udgivelsesdato:
11-02-2020
ISBN13:
9780520247635
Vægt:
599 g
Dybde:
25 mm
Bredde:
152 mm
Højde:
229 mm
Format:
Paperback
Udgave:
Annotated edition
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Offering a snapshot of Orthodoxy Jewry in the United States, this book asks how the community has evolved in the years since World War II, and where it is headed. Incorporating everyday life, observations of cultural practices, descriptions of educational institutions, and more, it presents the varieties of Jewish Orthodox groups. 26 b/w photographs, 3 line illustrations, 2 tables

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