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Alternatives to Assimilation
The Response of Reform Judaism to American Culture, 1840–1930
Alan Silverstein



Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture and Life

Brandeis University Press
1994 • 287 pp. 15 tables. 6 x 9"
Jewish Studies




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"Silverstein provides an important corrective to the commonplace attitude that Reform was primarily a vehicle for assimilation and loss of Jewish identification. He shows rather that Reform developed along lines parallel to Protestant churches because both religions were subject to parallel trends towards acculturation. By providing alternatives to complete assimilation, this process helped to save Judaism in America. Essential." —Choice

Explores the influence of American culture and history on the development of Reform Jewish institutions. Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life.






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