The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today Jack Wertheimer

The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today

Author: Jack Wertheimer
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Book Title
The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today
Author
Jack Wertheimer
ISBN
9780691202518
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies--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? Offering new and often-surprising answers to these questions, Wertheimer reveals an American Jewish landscape that combines rash disruption and creative reinvention, religious illiteracy and dynamic experimentation.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Jack WertheimerPublisher: Princeton University PressPublished: 03/31/2020ISBN: 9780691202518Pages: 400Weight: 1.15lbs

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies--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? Offering new and often-surprising answers to these questions, Wertheimer reveals an American Jewish landscape that combines rash disruption and creative reinvention, religious illiteracy and dynamic experimentation.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jack Wertheimer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 03/31/2020
ISBN: 9780691202518
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.15lbs

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies--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? Offering new and often-surprising answers to these questions, Wertheimer reveals an American Jewish landscape that combines rash disruption and creative reinvention, religious illiteracy and dynamic experimentation.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jack Wertheimer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 03/31/2020
ISBN: 9780691202518
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.15lbs