Description: This book analyzes how fundamental changes in the wider society have affected Jewish religious and communal life. It is also a fascinating snapshot of the Judaism of the nineties in all its vitality and diversity. How American is Jewish religious behavior? And how Jewish is it? How do patterns of religious observance today compare with those of the recent past? What new rituals and religious forms have captured the imagination of Jews in recent decades? How do patterns within American Judaism correlate with broader trends in American life? And perhaps most important, how well is the largest diaspora Jewish community sustaining itself? In addressing these questions, Jack Wertheimer provides an indispensable road map to the volcanic landscape of contemporary American Judaism.
By Jack Wertheimer
(267 Pages)Publisher: Basic Books, 1993
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