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Sliding to the Right

Sliding to the Right

The Contest for the Future of American Jewish Orthodoxy

by Samuel C. Heilman
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Publication Date: 29/04/2021
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Written by one of this country's leading experts on American Judaism, this book offers a snapshot of Orthodoxy Jewry in the United States, asking how the community has evolved in the years since World War II and where it is headed in the future. Incorporating rich details of everyday life, fine-grained observations of cultural practices, descriptions of educational institutions, and more, Samuel Heilman delineates the varieties of Jewish Orthodox groups, focusing in particular on the contest between the proudly parochial, contra-acculturative haredi Orthodoxy and the accomodationist modern Orthodoxy over the future of this religious community. What emerges overall is a picture of an Orthodox Jewry that has gained both in numbers and intensity and that has moved farther to the religious right as it struggles to define itself and to maintain age-old traditions in the midst of modernity, secularization, technological advances, and the pervasiveness of contemporary American culture.
ISBN:
9780520247635
9780520247635
Category:
Judaism
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
29-04-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of California Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
374
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x25mm
Weight:
0.6kg

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