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“The Law of the Land Is the Law”: Jews Respond to the Volstead Act

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how American Jewish leaders struggled both publicly and privately to agree on a communal response to Prohibition. Too many Jews refused to adhere to the law and many others ... More


After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Jonathan S. Ray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

On August 3, 1492, the same day that Columbus set sail from Spain, the long and glorious history of that nation's Jewish community officially came to a close. The expulsion of Europe's last major ... More


Conclusion

Keren R. McGinity

in Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757307
eISBN:
9780814759615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757307.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter summarizes key findings and discusses the polarized Jewish community's response to intermarriage, which is known as the “outreach/in-reach debate.” Looking at the trajectory of the ... More


Medieval Inheritance

Jonathan Ray

in After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the roots of the Sephardic Diaspora, particularly the amorphous structure of the Jewish community (aljama). Hispano-Jewish society was characterized by a loose association of ... More


Four Approaches to Women and the Jewish Experience

Judith R. Baskin

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter discusses the book's four overarching themes. The first of these is the repercussions of the inherently androcentric characteristics of biblical religion and rabbinic ... More


Setting up Shop: Jews Becoming Americans in the Nineteenth-Century Alcohol Trade

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses American Jews' growing presence in the alcohol industry during the nineteenth century. For American Jews, the alcohol business represented both a connection with their past and ... More


Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955

Seán Hand and Steven T. Katz (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835041
eISBN:
9781479814954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835041.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Despite an outpouring of scholarship on the Holocaust, little work has focused on what happened to Europe’s Jewish communities after the war ended. And unlike many other European nations in which the ... More


Cantors on Trial

Jeffrey Shandler

in Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740675
eISBN:
9780814708880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740675.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The chapter examines the impact of sound recordings, broadcasting, film, and other media on the role of cantors in Jewish community life throughout the twentieth century. As these new media ... More


1929: Mapping the Jewish World

Hasia Diner and Gennady Estraikh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720202
eISBN:
9781479878253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720202.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The year 1929 represents a major turning point for interwar Jewish society, proving to be a year when Jews, regardless of where they lived, saw themselves affected by developments that took place ... More


Instructing Christians and Jews: Evangelical Missions to the Jews

Yaakov Ariel

in An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770689
eISBN:
9780814762936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770689.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the extensive missionary efforts that have been a major venue for evangelicals to establish contact with and approach the Jews, and to instruct the Jews about what they have ... More


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