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The paradoxes of American Jewish culture (David W. Belin lecture in American Jewish affairs)

Stephen J. Whitfield

The paradoxes of American Jewish culture (David W. Belin lecture in American Jewish affairs)

by Stephen J. Whitfield

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Published by Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, The University of Michigan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civilization,
  • Identity,
  • Jews,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12144353M
    ISBN 101881759016
    ISBN 109781881759010
    OCLC/WorldCa28328012

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The paradoxes of American Jewish culture (David W. Belin lecture in American Jewish affairs) by Stephen J. Whitfield Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Jewish American Paradox is an important book for Jews, Americans, and everyone who hopes for a better future." ― James Carroll, author of Constantine's Sword and The Cloister "Mnookin presents a terrific case that Judaism should be a welcoming umbrella/5(15).

He identifies the “paradox” of American Jews - we’re more accepted than ever in the public sphere, yet many worry that Jewish identity is at risk.

To combat this, Mnookin explores how Judaism can modernize to remain relevant and welcomed (even by those of us who don’t identify as religious).4/5(15). Paradoxes of American Jewish culture.

Ann Arbor: Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, The University of Michigan, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Whitfield. Mnookin, an assimilated American Jew, lays out his findings and analysis in a discussion of his new book The Jewish American Paradox.

He radically proposes what he calls a new “big-tent” approach to determining who is Jewish, not restricting it to ancestry or formal conversion but accepting all who choose to identify. In a essay entitled The Paradoxes of American Jewish Culture, Stephen J.

Whitfield found no shortage of them, including the following: "[The] American Jewish subculture looks drab in the light of an American culture that Jews have helped to energize, a mass culture that.

The Paradox of Anti-Semitism is a book written by American Reform Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok and published in   This is also the assessment of Robert Mnookin, a Harvard law professor, in THE JEWISH AMERICAN PARADOX: Embracing Choice in a Changing World (PublicAffairs, $28), a lucid legal brief of a book.

Mnookin, an assimilated American Jew, lays out his findings and analysis in a discussion of his new book The Jewish American Paradox. He radically proposes what he calls a new “big-tent” approach to determining who is Jewish, not restricting it to ancestry or formal conversion but accepting all who choose to identify.

University Press of Florida Book: Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo. Contributors: Misha Klein. ISBN Numbers: Subject(s): Latin American. All Other Nights by Dara Horn: Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union Army, is sent on espionage missions that reveal an American Jewish population divided by the Mason-Dixon line, but united by business, religious and family ties.

On Passoverhe is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. After this harrowing mission, Jacob is recruited.

The situation of American Jews today is deeply paradoxical. Jews have achieved unprecedented integration, influence, and esteem in virtually every facet of American life. But this extraordinarily diverse community now also faces four critical and often divisive challenges: rampant intermarriage, weak religious observance, diminished cohesion in the face of waning anti-Semitism, and deeply.

Robert Mnookin’s new book, “The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice In a Changing World,” addresses the unprecedented freedoms and opportunities Jews have experienced in America. Part analytic and part memoir, Mnookin engages with his own liberal Judaism and offers an optimistic assessment of American Jewry going forward.

The Jewish American Paradox is an important book for Jews, Americans, and everyone who hopes for a better future." —James Carroll, author of Constantine's Sword and The Cloister "Mnookin presents a terrific case that Judaism should be a welcoming umbrella.

My whole Jewish education was based on what you cannot do, what you cannot eat. The concepts of gender, love, and family—as well as the personal choices regarding gender-role construction, sexual and romantic liaisons, and family formation—have become more fluid under a society-wide softening of boundaries, hierarchies, and protocols.

Sylvia Barack Fishman gathers the work of social historians and legal scholars who study transformations in the intimate realms of. The Jewish American Paradox is the result.

Much of it takes the form of a breezy, even potted survey of the major themes in modern Jewish history. It’s almost as if, in belatedly educating himself—or, as he would have it, “battl [ing] my way through Jewish history”—Mnookin shares his findings and notes with the reader. In this thoughtful and perceptive book, Robert H.

Mnookin argues that the answers of the past no longer serve American Jews today. The book boldly promotes a radically inclusive American-Jewish community--one where being Jewish can depend on personal choice and public self-identification, not simply birth or formal religious conversion.

The book boldly promotes a radically inclusive American-Jewish community--one where being Jewish can depend on personal choice and public self-identification, not.

His book, titled The Jewish American Paradox, has made waves by arguing that the traditional definitions of Jewish identity—birth and religious conversion—do not make sense in today's American Jewish landscape. Instead, Mnookin argues that Jewish identity should be self-determined, and that the Jewish community should accept as a Jew anyone who declares themselves a Jew in good faith.

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The situation of American Jews today is deeply paradoxical. Jews have achieved unprecedented integration, influence and esteem in virtually every facet of American life. But the community now also faces critical and sometimes divisive challenges relating to intermarriage, religious observance and deeply conflicting views over Israeli politics.

Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, explores the intersections of violence, masculinity, and racial and ethnic tension in America as it is depicted in the fiction of Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth.

Maggie McKinley reconsiders the longstanding association between masculinity and violence, locating .The paradox is the low priority that culture has within the Jewish community itself. There is almost no serious funding of comparable arts -- symphonies, plays, music, etc. -- under Jewish auspices.

(I am aware of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, the annual playwright awards, etc. which in the scheme of things are a pittance.). Who should count as Jewish in America? What should be the relationship of American Jews to Israel?

Can the American Jewish community collectively sustain and pass on to .