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Orthodox Jews in America

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Publisher:
Indiana University Press,
Pub. Date:
c2009.
Language:
English
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Jeffrey S. Gurock recounts the history of Orthodox Jews in America, from the time ofthe early arrivals in the 17th century to the present, and examines how Orthodox Jewish men andwomen coped with the personal, familial, and communal challenges of religious freedom, economicopportunity, and social integration. His absorbing narrative portrays the varied lifestyles ofOrthodox Jews and exposes the historical tensions that have pitted the pious against the majority oftheir co-religionists who have disregarded Orthodox teachings and practice. Exploring Orthodoxreactions to alternative Jewish religious movements that have flourished in a pluralistic America,Gurock illuminates contemporary controversies about the compatibility of modern culture with a trulypious life, providing a nuanced view of the most intriguing present-day intra-Orthodoxstruggle—the relationship of feminism to traditional faith. The book exposes the hypocrisy ofJews who, while outwardly devout in their careful observance of religious ritual, have behaved asmoral miscreants. Anyone seeking to understand the American Jewish experience will find OrthodoxJews in America to be essential reading.

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9780253352910
9780253220608
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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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