The Ambivalent American Jew: Politics...

This book depicts the evolution of American Judaism from its European roots illustrating this theme by focusing on special segments of the community and on Jewish political liberalism, the great effort of American Jews to reshape their political environment to minimize the survival-integration tension.

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The Ambivalent American Jew: Politics, Religion, and Family in American Jewish Life


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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PagePREFACECONTENSPART ONE: The Jewish Tradition in Its American Formulation1. RELIGION AND COMMUNALISM2. INTEGRATION AND SURVIVALANTI-SEMITISMJEWISH-NEGRO RELATIONSTHE PAROCHIALISM-HUMANISM PROBLEM3. THE RELIGION OF AMERICAN JEWSFOLK AND ELITE RELIGIONAMERICAN JUDAISM BEFORE THE TURN OF THE CENTURYEarly ReformThe New ImmigrantsThe New Immigrants and the Older American Jewish EstablishmentTHE RISE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDAISMThe Elite Religion of Conservative JudaismTHE FOLK RELIGION OF AMERICAN JUDAISM (CONSERVATISM)Ritual of the Folk ReligionAssociationalismSchoolsThe SynagogueReconstructionismCONSEQUENCES OF THE GROWTH OF “RELIGIOUS” JUDAISMDevelopment of Orthodox JudaismReligious Elitism and the Growth of Jewish Denominationalism4. AMERICAN JEWS AND ISRAELISRAEL'S IMPORTANCE TO AMERICAN JEWSFOCUSES OF JEWISH EXPRESSIONAnti-SemitismProphetism—Social JusticePeoplehoodTheology and BeliefSynagogue ActivityIsraelINCREASED IMPORTANCE OF ISRAELThe Role of ReligionStakesSecular OutletMass MediaThe Reward SystemThe HeimPROSPECTSPART TWO: Integration and Survival in Its American ResolutionFOREWORD TO PART TWO5. RABBINICAL STUDENTS6. JEWISH YOUTHTHE RELIGIOUS SELF-DEFINITION AND YOUTH'S ACQUIESCENCEINTEGRATION AND SURVIVALEXPLAINING PARENTAL INFLUENCETHE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE7. JEWISH LIBERALISMJEWS AS LIBERALSTHEORIES OF JEWISH LIBERALISMReligious ValuesSocioeconomic FactorsLiberalism and Group Ties8. RADICAL JEWISH STUDENTS AND THE JEWISH FAMILYTHE “PERMISSIVE” FAMILYPART THREE: Conclusion9. SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN JUDAISMCRITERIA FOR SURVIVALThe Orthodox PositionThe Reform PositionThe Conservative PositionDIMENSIONS OF SURVIVALSources of ImmigrationThe Population ProblemOther Aspects of SurvivalA PERSONAL OBSERVATION ON JEWISH SURVIVALNOTES1: RELIGION AND COMMUNALISM2: INTEGRATION AND SURVIVAL3: THE RELIGION OF AMERICAN JEWS4: AMERICAN JEWS AND ISRAEL5: RABBINICAL STUDENTS6: JEWISH YOUTH7: JEWISH LIBERALISM8: RADICAL JEWISH STUDENTS AND THE JEWISH FAMILY9: SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN JUDAISM
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