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6 edition of Creating American Jews found in the catalog.

Creating American Jews

Historical Conversations about Identity (Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life)

by Karen Mittelman

  • 111 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by National Museum of American Jewish History .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Judaism,
  • United States - General,
  • Judaism - General,
  • Identity,
  • Social Science,
  • Religion - Judaism,
  • United States,
  • Sociology,
  • Religion / Judaism / General,
  • History - General History,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Jewish - General,
  • Exhibitions,
  • Jews

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages88
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8716876M
    ISBN 10189150701X
    ISBN 109781891507014

    “Garland’s groundbreaking research upends much of what we think we know about immigration and the American-Jewish experience. After They Closed the Gates brings together a wealth of archival material from an extraordinary range of sources, creating a narrative that offers fresh and profound insight into both the history of both illegal immigration and Jewish responses to immigration. Source: American Jewish Year Book, Table Jewish Population of the World (countries o listed) Source: World Jewish Congress, In the world of 6 billion people, there are only 13 million Jews, only onefifth of 1 percent. Except for Israel, Jews are a tiny minority in every country. Jews live all over the world, but

    Based on Jewish law's emphasis on matrilineal descent, even religiously conservative Orthodox Jewish authorities would accept an atheist born to a Jewish mother as fully Jewish. A study found that half of all American Jews have doubts about the existence of God, compared to 10–15% of other American . As of , the world's "core" Jewish population, those identifying as Jews above all else, was million. The "connected" Jewish population, including those who say they are partly Jewish or that have Jewish background from at least a single Jewish parent, in addition to the core Jewish .

    He illuminates how in the quest to claim whiteness, American Jews of European descent gained the freedom to express their identity fluidly while African Americans have continued to be seen as a fixed racial group. This book demonstrates that racial ascription has been shaping Jewish . "Vital, necessary, and enjoyable to read, The New American Judaism is a significant contribution to the literature about this ever-altering community." —Roberta Rosenthal Kwall, Commentary "The book’s survey of the American-Jewish religious landscape is wide-ranging and deeply informed, moving easily between helpful generalization and.


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