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Observing America’s Jews
Marshall Sklare; Jonathan D. Sarna, ed.; Charles S. Liebman, afterword

Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life

1993 • 320 pp. 6 x 9"
Jewish Studies / Cultural Studies / Sociology

$35.00 Paperback, 978-1-58465-564-0
$19.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-106-2

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“The late Sklare, a Brandeis sociologist, made influential contributions to the study of American Jewish life. This collection of book chapters and articles from journals such as Commentary and Mainstream investigates American Jewry’s rituals, worship and attitudes toward Israel; perceives a loss of direction in conservative Judaism; addresses questions of Christian-Jewish relations; and examines the condition of urban Jews who are unattached to their communities."—Publishers Weekly

Collected essays by a preeminent authority on American Jewish history.

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“Marshall Sklare was the sociologist of American Jewry . . . The essays in Observing America’s Jews include many gems. It must be read by everyone interested in the Jewish community, and, it should be noted, ethnicity in America.”—Seymour Martin Lipset

MARSHALL SKLARE was the Klutznick Family Emeritus Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Sociology at Brandeis University. His publications include America’s Jews (1971), Jewish Identity on the Suburban Frontier (1967), and Conservative Judaism: An American Religious Movement (1955). JONATHAN D. SARNA is the Joseph and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. CHARLES LIEBMAN is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Jewish People at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

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