The Cambridge Companion to American Judaism
Edited by Dana Evan Kaplan
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Cambridge Companion to American Judaism by Dana Evan Kaplan
Book DescriptionThis volume provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the most important and interesting historical and contemporary facets of Judaism in America. Written by twenty-four leading scholars from the fields of religious studies, American history and literature, philosophy, art history, sociology, and musicology, the book adopts an inclusive perspective on Jewish religious experience. Three initial chapters cover the development of Judaism in America from 1654, when Sephardic Jews first landed in New Amsterdam, until today. Subsequent chapters include cutting-edge scholarship and original ideas while remaining accessible at an introductory level. A secondary goal of this volume is to help its readers better understand the more abstract term of 'religion' in a Jewish context. The Cambridge Companion to American Judaism will be of interest not only to scholars but also to all readers interested in social and intellectual trends in the modern world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521822046
(228mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dana Evan Kaplan
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A book that American Jews and particularly American Reform Jews have been waiting for: a clear and informed call for further reform in the Reform movement. It argues that rather than focusing on the importance of loyalty to community, Reform Judaism must determine how to engage the individual in a search for existential meaning.
Cambridge Companion to American Judaism, Paperback (August 2005)
An historical and contemporary overview of the state of Jews and Judaism in the US.
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Discusses the issues and arguments surrounding the Reform movement. The contributors cover issues such as: the role of Reform in relation to Conservative and Orthodox movements; the role of women and feminism in Reform, particularly women rabbis; and interpretations of census data for Reform Jews.
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Author Biography - Dana Evan Kaplan
Dana Evan Kaplan is one of the most prolific scholars writing in the field of American Judaism and contemporary Jewish studies generally. He is the author of American Reform Judaism, Platforms and Prayerbooks and Contemporary Debates in American Reform Judaism. He speaks widely throughout the United States, and has been the Scholar in Residence at numerous synagogues.
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