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The Resource The new American Judaism : how Jews practice their religion today, Jack Wertheimer, (electronic resource)

The new American Judaism : how Jews practice their religion today, Jack Wertheimer, (electronic resource)

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The new American Judaism : how Jews practice their religion today
Title
The new American Judaism
Title remainder
how Jews practice their religion today
Statement of responsibility
Jack Wertheimer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A leading expert provides an engaging firsthand portrait of American Judaism today-American Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades. Like other religions in the United States, it has witnessed a decline in the number of participants over the past forty years, and many who remain active struggle to reconcile their hallowed traditions with new perspectives--from feminism and the LGBTQ movement to "do-it-yourself religion" and personally defined spirituality. Taking a fresh look at American Judaism today, Jack Wertheimer, a leading authority on the subject, sets out to discover how Jews of various orientations practice their religion in this radically altered landscape. Which observances still resonate, and which ones have been given new meaning? What options are available for seekers or those dissatisfied with conventional forms of Judaism? And how are synagogues responding? Wertheimer provides new and often-surprising answers to these questions by drawing on a wide range of sources, including survey data, visits to countless synagogues, and revealing interviews with more than two hundred rabbis and other informed observers."--
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Wertheimer, Jack
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • University of South Alabama
  • Judaism
  • Jews
Label
The new American Judaism : how Jews practice their religion today, Jack Wertheimer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-365) and index
Contents
Part I. The religious lives of ordinary American Jews -- Finding meaning: the importance of belief, belonging, and good deeds -- A Judaism for peak moments: how non-Orthodox Jews practice -- Diversity among the Orthodox -- Part II. The leaky vessels of denominational Judaism -- Is Reform Judaism ascendant? -- Conservative Judaism: a reappraisal -- The battle for the soul of modern Orthodoxy -- Who needs Jewish denominations? -- Part III. Where religious renewal flourishes -- Not your grandparents' synagogue -- Orthodox outreach: nourishing the Jewish world -- Looking for Judaism in unconventional places -- Conclusion: A new remix
Control code
ssj0002184150
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 379 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780691181295
Lccn
2018937067
Other control number
99978483243
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002184150
Label
The new American Judaism : how Jews practice their religion today, Jack Wertheimer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-365) and index
Contents
Part I. The religious lives of ordinary American Jews -- Finding meaning: the importance of belief, belonging, and good deeds -- A Judaism for peak moments: how non-Orthodox Jews practice -- Diversity among the Orthodox -- Part II. The leaky vessels of denominational Judaism -- Is Reform Judaism ascendant? -- Conservative Judaism: a reappraisal -- The battle for the soul of modern Orthodoxy -- Who needs Jewish denominations? -- Part III. Where religious renewal flourishes -- Not your grandparents' synagogue -- Orthodox outreach: nourishing the Jewish world -- Looking for Judaism in unconventional places -- Conclusion: A new remix
Control code
ssj0002184150
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 379 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780691181295
Lccn
2018937067
Other control number
99978483243
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002184150

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