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Jews in America
A Contemporary Reader
Roberta Rosenberg Farber, ed.; Chaim I. Waxman, ed.

Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life

Brandeis University Press
1999 • 439 pp. 37 tables. 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"
Jewish Studies / Ethnic Studies

$30.00 Paperback, 978-0-87451-899-3

"Taken as a whole, this volume represents a major contribution to a growing body of literature precipitated, in part, by the findings of significant levels of intermarriage, assimilation, and apostasy found in NJPS 1990 . . . this volume is of high quality, and will provide the reader with new insights into the contemporary Jewish experience in America." —American Jewish History

A sweeping analysis of contemporary American Jews and Judaism.

Exploring the ongoing adaptation of the American Jewish population as it responds to the challenge of American life, this interdisciplinary collection offers a wide-ranging examination of the personal, social, religious, and political aspects of contemporary American Jewish life. Essays representing the most recent scholarship in sociology and related fields address a range of topics, including feminism, spirituality, intermarriage, antisemitism, and community. Emphasizing the changing patterns of conflict and accommodation resulting from the interaction of American and Jewish values, Jews in America will interest anyone concerned with Jewish identity and continuity in the 21st century.

CONTRIBUTORS: Steven Bayme, Jerome Chanes, Carmel Ullman Chiswick, Steven M. Cohen, Sergio DellaPergola, Daniel J. Elazar, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Jerome S. Legge, Jr., Charles S. Liebman, Peter Y. Medding, Uzi Rebhun, Mordechai Rimor, Haym Soloveitchik, Gary A. Tobin, Mark Tolts, Jack Wertheimer, and the editors

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"The quality of the articles is high and the content is accessible and jargon free. Many specially commissioned essays are included . . . I would definitely use this reader in courses on the American Jewish Community and my colleagues and their students would benefit if they did the same."—Rela Mintz Geffen, Gratz College

ROBERTA ROSENBERG FARBER is Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology, Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women. CHAIM I. WAXMAN is Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University, and a widely published author. His books include American Aliya (1989) and The Stigma of Poverty (1983).

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