American Jewish Identity Politics by Deborah Dash Moore

By Deborah Dash Moore

"Displays the entire diversity of trained, considerate opinion at the position of Jews within the American politics of identity."---David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of yank background, collage of California, Berkeley "A interesting anthology whose essays crystallize the main salient positive factors of yank Jewish lifestyles within the moment half the 20 th century."---Beth S. Wenger, Katz kin affiliate Professor of yankee Jewish heritage and Director of the Jewish reviews application, collage of Pennsylvania Written by way of students who grew up after global warfare II and the Holocaust who participated in political struggles within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies and who articulated a number of the formative strategies of recent Jewish experiences, this anthology presents a window into an period of social switch. those women and men are one of the major students of Jewish historical past, society and culture. The quantity is prepared round contested issues in American Jewish lifestyles: the Holocaust and global conflict II, non secular pluralism and authenticity, intermarriage and Jewish continuity. hence, it bargains one of many few possibilities for college kids to profit approximately those debates from player scholars. Contributors:Hasia R. DinerArnold M. EisenSylvia Barack FishmanArthur GreenJeffrey GurockPaula E. HymanEgon MayerAlvin H. RosenfeldJonathan D. SarnaStephen J. Whitfield Deborah sprint Moore is Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel middle for Judaic reports and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of heritage on the collage of Michigan.

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38. Lashner, "An Evening's Discussion," 31. 39. Joseph Bensman, "The Sociologist on the Cutting Edge," in Rosenberg and Goldstein, Creators and Disturbers, 374. 40. Uris, quoted in Rontch, Jewish Youth at War, 225. 41. Eisen, quoted in Rontch, Jewish Youth at War, 43. 42. Paris, quoted in Rontch, Jewish Youth at War, 147. 42 AMERICAN JEWISH IDENTITY POLITICS 43. Quoted in Kligsberg, "American Jewish Soldiers," 263. 44. Kligsberg, "American Jewish Soldiers," 62. 45. Edward T. Sandrow, "Jews in the Army-a Short Social Study," The Reconstructionist, March 17, 1944, I.

When he was a teenager he met a Polish boy who had studied "within the Hebrew secular system of Poland. "IO The diverSity and numbers of New York Jews allowed them to settle large sections of the city and to endow those areas with a Jewish ambiance. " Although they shared the streets with other ethnics, New York Jews often were remarkably provincial. "Much later," the labor leader continues, "I was impressed when my Chicago friends told me that right across the street there might be a Polish family and a Polish gang ready to get you.

9. Deborah Dash Moore, "On the Fringes of the City: Jewish Neighborhoods in Three Boroughs," in The Landscape of Modernity, ed. David Ward and Olivier Zunz (New York: Russell Sage, 1992), 253-54. 10. Gerson Cohen, "The Scholar as Chancellor," in Creators and Disturbers, ed. Bernard Rosenberg and Ernest Goldstein (New York: Columbia University Press, 1982), 217; Ira Rosenwaike, Population History of New York City (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1972), 100-112. II. Victor Gotbaum, "The Spirit of the New York Labor Movement," in Rosenberg and Goldstein, Creators and Disturbers, 246.

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