Studies in Contemporary Jewry: VIII: A New Jewry?

Studies in Contemporary Jewry: VIII: A New Jewry? : America Since the Second World War

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The eighth volume of the acclaimed annual publication of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this volume focuses on the history and development of American Jewish life since World War II. Contributions include "A 'Golden Decade' for American Jews, 1945-1955" by Arthur A. Goren, "American Judaism: Changing Patterns in Denominational Self-Definition" by Arnold Eisen, "Value Added: Jews in Postwar American Culture" by Stephen J. Whitfield, "The Postwar Economy of American Jews" by Barry R. Chiswick, "Jewish Migration in Postwar America: The Case of Miami and Los Angeles" by Deborah Dash Moore, and "All in the Family: American Jewish Attachments to Israel" by Chaim Waxman. The volume also contains essays, book reviews, and a list of recent dissertations in the field.show more

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  • Hardback | 426 pages
  • 162.6 x 242.6 x 32mm | 826.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, map, tables
  • 0195074491
  • 9780195074499

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'Peter Medding has put together a rich mix of essays from a Hebrew University symposium which forms the centrepiece of the book ... it is their unifying theme ... that gives the book its wider resonance.' Joshua Edwards, Jewish Chronicleshow more

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