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The American Jews

James Yaffe

The American Jews

portrait of a split personality.

by James Yaffe

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Published by Paperback Library in New York .
Written in English


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  The book was compiled in by Heinz Kloss. Kloss was a Nazi researcher who lived in the US between , and it likely his research on American and Canadian Jews was aided by Nazi. Perhaps the more interesting finding in the poll is that 42% of American Jews think President Trump is favoring Israel too much, far higher than is the Author: Joel Swanson.

  American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, according to a major new survey by the Pew Research Center. But the survey also suggests that Jewish identity is changing in America, where one-in-five Jews (22%) now describe themselves as having no religion. Maryland's "Jew Bill" extended to Jews rights once reserved only for Christians. First introduced in , the bill was passed in Image courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.

  The book is not meant to be a comprehensive treatise on what divides American and Israeli Jews, but a signpost showing the way out of the stilted debate of the present day toward something deeper. The Jews who scream “anti-Semitism” at every mention of their racist past are simply standing up for the crimes of their ancestors—crimes that made Jews the wealthiest of all American whites.


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The American Jews by James Yaffe Download PDF EPUB FB2

From National Jewish Book Award Winner and author of Israel, a bold reevaluation of the tensions between American and Israeli Jews that reimagines the past, present, and future of Jewish life Relations between the American Jewish community and Israel are at an all-time nadir.

Since Israel’s founding seventy years ago, particularly as memory of the Holocaust and of Israel’s /5(32).

In “We Stand Divided,” Daniel Gordis argues that the problem is that American Jews don’t understand the particular nature of the Jewish state — as.

Jonathan Sarna's book is the first American Jewish History that I could not put down. Should be required reading for all American Jews. I have read Jewish history and studied in college under Arthur Hertzberg, Arnie Eisen, Michael Stanislawski, so that little here was actually new to by:   American Jews have not quite abandoned Judaism — according to a Pew Research Center survey ina majority still attend a Seder for Passover and fast on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement; at Author: Gal Beckerman.

Bringing readers all the richness and complexity of Jewish life in America through cutting-edge historical and interdisciplinary research, American Jewish History (AJH) is the most widely recognized journal in its field.

Founded inAJH is the official publication of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the. Beinart’s essay (expanded into a book, The Crisis of Zionism, in ) was essentially a plea to the American Jewish community to back the Obama administration’s efforts.

Yes, Beinart was saying, unlike in earlier decades, Israel had the means to protect itself militarily. Richard Rubin argues that while most American Jews have been “Americanized,” they continue to be shaped by Jewish history, culture, and religion in ways that affect everything from their social attitudes to their child-rearing methods to their voting patterns.

This “fusion” of American values with Jewish ones has created a “hybrid. Jews in America: Selected full-text books and articles The Jews of the United States, to By Hasia R. Diner University of California Press, Read preview Overview. The Politics of American Jews uncovers new perspectives on Jews’ political choices by analyzing the unprecedented amount of survey data that is now available, including surveys that permit contrasting the voting of Jews with that of comparable non-Jews.

The data suggest several mysteries about Jewish voting. The American Jewish Year Book, now in its th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends.

The first chapter of Part I is an examination of how American Jews fit into the US religious landscape, based on Pew Research Center studies. The second chapter examines intermarriage. Nonetheless, the book usefully dismantles the idea that American Jews’ troubles with Israel are ephemeral or passing.

It does not matter, for instance, how well (or poorly) the Netanyahu government handles Conservative and Reform complaints about the Western Wall. Many younger American Jews have no interest in praying : Raphael Magarik.

Jonathan Sarna is Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, and chairs the Academic Board of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. Author or editor of more than twenty books on American Jewish history and life, he is also the chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish 5/5(3).

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An idiosyncratic collection of interviews with American Jews on, off and some barely near the field of baseball. By interviewing the descendants of Hank Greenberg, baseball’s first Jewish superstar, and contemporaries of the famously reclusive Sandy Koufax, Ruttman (Voices of Brookline, ) checks off the two most important names on anyone’s list of Jews Author: Larry Ruttman.

A History of the Jews book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This historical magnum opus covers 4, years of the extrao /5.

Essential Readings in American Jewish History. The bibliography below outlines some of the elemental scholarly works on the history of Jews in the Americas.

The American Jewish Historical Society compiles and maintains the list. General histories are listed first, followed by reference publications and periodicals.

Jump to a Category: General. In his book, Mikveh Israel, written inthe scholar Menashe Ben Israel suggested that a brand of South and Central American Indians were a remnant of Jews sent to exile by King Assyria and from the ten lost theory did not gain popularity among the rabbis of his time.

The notion was revived when James Adair, an Irish trader who lived among. Today, many Jewish Americans are embracing a dual religious identity, practicing Buddhism while also staying connected to their Jewish roots.

This book tells the story of Judaism’s encounter with Buddhism in the United States, showing how it has given rise to new contemplative forms within American Judaism—and shaped the way Americans understand and practice Buddhism. “The New American Judaism is a gift to all who are interested in the state and direction of American Judaism today.

Wertheimer tells the story of Judaism in America against the larger backdrop of American religious trends in a comprehensive, engaging, and magisterial way. This book sets a new standard on the subject.

American Jewish Year Book BACK. American Jewish Year Book. Volumes of the American Jewish Year Book from to the present have been subdivided. To browse a Year Book. Vol. Vol.Vol.Vol.Vol. For years, the American Jewish Year Book, at various times published by the Jewish Publication Society and the American Jewish Committee, was "The Annual Record of American Jewish Civilization."This volume has been a very important and prestigious annual publication because it has acted as a major resource for academic researchers, researchers at Jewish.

In terms of ideology, 44% of American Jews are liberal, much higher than the overall 25% among the total population, making Jews the most liberal of any major religious group we identify.

Another 36% of Jews are moderates, with 20% describing themselves as conservative -- compared with 37% of the total population.4 / AMERICAN JEWISH YEAR BOOK, in which to place it. Evaluating reports of atrocities committed against Argentine Jews in the 's proved impossible for anyone who was un-aware of the scope of the civil war that had engulfed the entire nation.

Scholarly writing on Latin American Jewry is in even shorter Size: 6MB.