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By Jonathan D. Sarna

This magisterial paintings chronicles the 350-year historical past of the Jewish faith in the United States. Tracing American Judaism from its origins within the colonial period during the cutting-edge, Jonathan Sarna explores the ways that Judaism tailored during this new context. How did American tradition - predominantly Protestant and overwhelmingly capitalist - have an effect on Jewish faith and tradition? and the way did American Jews form their very own groups and religion within the new international? Jonathan Sarna, a preeminent pupil of yankee Judaism, tells the tale of people suffering to stay Jewish whereas additionally changing into American. He bargains a dynamic and well timed heritage of assimilation and revitalisation, of religion misplaced and religion regained. the 1st entire background of yank Judaism in over fifty years, this ebook is either a party of 350 years of Jewish lifestyles in the USA and crucial analyzing for a person attracted to American faith and life.

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