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The Cosmopolitan and the National

Michael N. Barnett

in The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165974
eISBN:
9781400880607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165974.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter covers the period between World War II and 1967. In many ways 1948 was a decisive moment in the foreign policies of American Jews. This is the year that two different solutions to the ... More


Introduction: Before Korn: A Century of Jewish Historical Writing about the American Civil War

Adam Mendelsohn

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This introduction traces the origin and evolution of the earlier literature on Jews and the Civil War and considers the possible reasons why a number of factually incorrect but attractive ideas about ... More


The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Uzi Rebhun (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book focuses on how Jewry has been studied in the social science disciplines. It discusses sources, approaches, and debates in the complementary fields of demography, sociology, economics, and ... More


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

Jeffrey Shandler

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740675
eISBN:
9780814708880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740675.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Engaging media has been an ongoing issue for American Jews, as it has been for other religious communities in the United States, for several generations. This book is a pioneering examination of the ... More


Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Josh Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479876433
eISBN:
9781479851584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876433.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jews have played an integral role in the history of obscenity in America. For most of the 20th century, Jewish entrepreneurs and editors led the charge against obscenity laws. Jewish lawyers battled ... More


Funding Aliyah: American Jewry and North African Jews, 1952–1956

Avi Picard

in The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines efforts to persuade American Jewry to contribute funds to projects connected with the immigration to and absorption in Israel of North African Jews during the period 1952–1956. ... 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


Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony

Hannah Pollin-Galay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300226041
eISBN:
9780300235531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226041.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book reassesses contemporary Holocaust testimony, focusing on the power of language and place to shape personal narrative. Oral histories of Lithuanian Jews serve as the textual base for this ... More


Architecture of a New Theology (1944–1945)

Edward K. Kaplan

in Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115406
eISBN:
9780300137699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115406.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the time when Heschel attended the American Jewish Conference, a meeting of major organizations that took place at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The delegates clashed ... More


Bagel and Falafel: Two Iconic Jewish Foods and One Modern Jewish Identity

Shaul Stampfer

in Jews and Their Foodways

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the difference between two iconic Jewish foods: the bagel and falafel. The bagel is regarded as an iconic food of American Jewry and falafel holds a similar status among ... More


Epilogue

Michael R. Cohen

in The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epilogue first discusses the postwar growth of Conservative Judaism, which owed much to its shift from an all-embracing Catholic Israel to a movement of the religious center, positioned between ... More


Jewish Body Politics

Eliyahu Stern

in Jewish Materialism: The Intellectual Revolution of the 1870s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221800
eISBN:
9780300235586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221800.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The idea of a Jewish body provides the background to understand the major Jewish migrations, the core features of modern Jewish politics, the transformation of Judaism as a religion and the role ... More


Legacy

Leonard Rogoff

in Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630793
eISBN:
9781469630816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630793.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Weil is still remembered in scholarly publications on the women's movement and American Jewry. Although her ideals of ending war, poverty, and racial inequality were not wholly realized, incremental ... More


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