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Title: The Cambridge Companion to American Judaism
Author: Kaplan, Dana Even (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2005
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521822046
Volumes: 1; Pages: 488
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This Companion 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, history, literature, philosophy, art history, sociology, and musicology, the survey 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.ContentsIntroduction Dana Evan Kaplan1. From preservation to innovation: Judaism in America, 1654-1880 Eli Faber2. The reshaping of American Judaism, 1880-1945 Lloyd P. Gartner3. Trends in American Judaism from 1945 to the present Dana Evan Kaplan4. Denominationalism in American Judaism Lawrence Grossman5. Patterns of American Jewish religious behavior Chaim Waxman6. Thinking Judaism through: Jewish theology in America Byron L. Sherwin7. The essence of American Judaism Charles Liebman8. Contemporary Jewish education Isa Aron, Michael Zeldin and Sara Lee9. The place of Judaism in American Jewish identity Debra Renee Kaufman10. The Holocaust in Jewish American life Lynn Rapaport11. Long distance nationalism: Zionism, Israel and American Jews Steve Rosenthal12. Life cycle rituals: rites of passage in American Judaism Rela Mintz Geffen13. Choosing lives: evolving gender roles in American Jewish families Sylvia Barack Fishman14. The body and sexuality in American Jewish culture David Biale15. The American Jewish urban experience Nathan Glazer16. 'Sacred survival' revisited: American Jewish civil religion in the new millennium Jonathan Woocher17. Judaism and democracy in America Alan Mittleman18. The economics of American Judaism Carmel U. Chiswick19. American Judaism and interfaith dialogue Yaakov Ariel20. American midrash: urban Jewish writing and the reclaiming of Judaism Murray Baumgarten21. Recent trends in new American Jewish music Mark Kligman22. The visual arts in the American Jewish experience Matthew Baigell23. Present and future tense: American Judaism in the 21st century Bruce PhillipsAfterword Jonathan D. Sarna.