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 The Transnational Struggle for Jewish Pluralism

Yossi Shain

in Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195307221
eISBN:
9780199785513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307221.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the relationship between the American Jewish community and Israel from the perspective of a transnational struggle over Jewish pluralism. The question of Jewish identity in ... More


Michael Brown, The Israeli-American Connection: Its Roots in the Yishuv, 1914–1945. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1996. 396 pp.Allon Gal, (ed.), Envisioning Israel: The Changing Ideals and Images of North American Jews. Jerusalem and Detroit: Magnes Press and Wayne State University Press, 1966. 444 pp.

Melvin I. Urofsky

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0040
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the books, The Israeli-American Connection: Its Roots in the Yishuv, 1914–1945 by Michael Brown and Envisioning Israel: The Changing Ideals and Images of North American Jews by Allon Gal, ... More


“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


The East European Immigration and the Reconfiguration of Community

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the immigration of East European Jews to America. In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, the smaller cities and towns in some parts of the Ohio River ... More


Sculpting an American Jewish Hero: The Monuments, Myths, and Legends of Haym Salomon

Beth S. Wenger

in Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084269
eISBN:
9780300130218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084269.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter enlists the history of Haym Salomon, the Jewish financier of the American Revolution, as a barometer of tensions within the American Jewish community. It uncovers Salomon as he emerged ... More


Conclusion

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the possible future prospects of the remaining American Jewish communities that are left in the United States. Although some still have a chance to continue, some communities, ... More


The Real Iron Curtain

Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

in Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621036
eISBN:
9781469623214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621036.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the closing of the Carolina Israelite in 1968 by Harry Golden, who decided that he was simply “too old” for the younger Americans. It emphasizes three major factors that ... More


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