American Judaism

a history

By Sarna, Jonathan D.

Publishers Summary:
"This magisterial work chronicles the 350-year history of the Jewish religion in America. Tracing American Judaism from its origins in the colonial era through the present day, Jonathan Sarna explores the ways in which Judaism adapted in this new context. How did American culture - predominantly Protestant and overwhelmingly capitalist - affect Jewish religion and culture? And how did American Jews shape their own communities and faith in the new world?"--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-0-30010-197-3
Publisher
New Haven [Conn.] ; Yale University Press, c2004.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on April 15, 2004

Sarna (American Jewish history, Brandeis Univ.) is one of the foremost scholars in a field that has developed only during the last generation or so. He gives full credit to the scholarly pioneer who launched the field of American Jewish history, his teacher and mentor Jacob Rader Marcus. Sarna's work is both a study of the development of American Judaism a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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