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Orthodox Jews in America

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ISBN13:

9780253352910

ISBN10:
0253352916
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/5/2009
Publisher(s):
Indiana Univ Pr
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Summary

Jeffrey S. Gurock recounts the history of Orthodox Jews in America, from the time of the early arrivals in the 17th century to the present, and examines how Orthodox Jewish men and women coped with the personal, familial, and communal challenges of religious freedom, economic opportunity, and social integration. His absorbing narrative portrays the varied lifestyles of Orthodox Jews and exposes the historical tensions that have pitted the pious against the majority of their co-religionists who have disregarded Orthodox teachings and practice. Exploring Orthodox reactions to alternative Jewish religious movements that have flourished in a pluralistic America, Gurock illuminates contemporary controversies about the compatibility of modern culture with a truly pious life, providing a nuanced view of the most intriguing present-day intra-Orthodox struggle -- the relationship of feminism to traditional faith. The book exposes the hypocrisy of Jews who, while outwardly devout in their careful observance of religious ritual, have behaved as moral miscreants. Anyone seeking to understand the American Jewish experience will find Orthodox Jews in America to be essential reading.

Author Biography

Jeffrey S. Gurock is Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University. He is former Associate Editor of American Jewish History and former chair, Academic Council, American Jewish Historical Society. His books include Judaism's Encounter with American Sports (IUP, 2005). He lives in Riverdale, New York.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Within the Wide Tent of a Bronx Orthodox Congregation, circa 1960
All Alone and Out of Control
American Challenges and Jewish Challengers
Religious Dilemmas of a Treif Land
Strategies of New York's Orthodox Activists
Crisis and Compromise
Brooklyn's Committed Communities
A More Faithful Following
Comfortable and Courted
Orthodox vs. Orthodox
Open and Closed to Feminism
Epilogue: The Tentative Orthodox of the Twenty-First Century
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