Jewish Life in America

Jewish Life in America

Jewish Life in America

Jewish Life in America

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This volume had its genesis in the special issue of the quarterly magazine Judaism published in the fall of 1954 on the occasion of the Tercentenary celebration of the American Jewish community. The warm reception afforded the special issue and the enthusiastic comments of its readers led the editors to believe that both in scope and in approach it met a perceptible, continuing need. Its scope, here extended to include significant areas untouched in the magazine, embraces the whole range of Jewish spiritual and cultural creativity in America; the movements and forces--religious, intellectual, social and esthetic--that bid fair to give shape and substance to the life of the American Jewish community of tomorrow. In each instance these are viewed by the contributors to this volume against the background of the American environment and its interplay with the tradition. Again, in almost every instance, the contributors, while assessing the past contributions and plotting the course of development of a particular movement, tendency or form of Jewish expression, have sought to give some . . .

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