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By Jonathan D. Sarna

ISBN-10: 030010197X

ISBN-13: 9780300101973

ISBN-10: 0300109768

ISBN-13: 9780300109764

This magisterial paintings chronicles the 350-year background of the Jewish faith in the US. Tracing American Judaism from its origins within the colonial period during the ultra-modern, 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 international? Jonathan Sarna, a preeminent pupil of yank Judaism, tells the tale of people suffering to stay Jewish whereas additionally changing into American. He deals a dynamic and well timed heritage of assimilation and revitalisation, of religion misplaced and religion regained. the 1st complete historical past of yankee Judaism in over fifty years, this booklet is either a party of 350 years of Jewish lifestyles in the United States and crucial interpreting for an individual attracted to American faith and life.

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