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It’s Kosher to be Orthodox in America

Chaim I. Waxman

in Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764845
eISBN:
9781800343450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764845.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines works on American Jewry written during the 1950s and 1960s that begin with the contrast between the pessimistic evaluations of the state of American Judaism at the end of the ... More


Introduction

David Berger

in Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter discusses how two propositions from which every mainstream Jew in the last millennium would have instantly recoiled have become legitimate options within Orthodox Judaism. ... More


Epitaph

David Berger

in Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epitaph argues that the classical messianic faith of Judaism is dying. Most Orthodox Jews may still adhere to it, but their willingness to grant full rabbinical, institutional, educational, and ... More


Esther Farbstein, Beseter hamadregah: hayahadut haortodoksit behungariyah nokhaḥ hashoah (Hidden in the Heights: Orthodox Jewry in Hungary during the Holocaust). Jerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 2013. 939 pp.

Haim Genizi

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Esther Farbstein’s Beseter hamadregah: hayahadut haortodoksit behungariyah nokhaḥ hashoah (Hidden in the Heights: Orthodox Jewry in Hungary during the Holocaust), which ... More


Conclusion

Richard Bolchover

in British Jewry and the Holocaust: With a New Introduction: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774808
eISBN:
9781800340022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774808.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter considers the exceptions to the Anglo-Jewish response to the Holocaust. It first summarises the British Jewish community's socio-political philosophy and demonstrates how it ... More


Rupture and Reconstruction: The Transformation of Modern Orthodoxy

Haym Soloveitchik

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781906764388
eISBN:
9781800853041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764388.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The essay that forms the core of this book is an attempt to understand the developments that have occurred in Orthodox Jewry in America in the last seventy years, and to analyse their implications. ... More


Heine’s Law and Jewish Foreign Policies

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/9780691165974.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter offers a manual for understanding the foreign policies of the American Jews, exploring how their beliefs were an outgrowth of, primarily, the American experience, and, secondarily, the ... More


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