American Judaism: A History
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American Judaism: A History

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The first comprehensive history of American Judaism in over fifty years, this book is both a celebration of 350 years of Jewish life in America and essential reading for anyone interested in American religion and life. Jonathan Sarna, a preeminent scholar of American Judaism, tells the story of individuals struggling to remain Jewish while also becoming American. He offers...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 24th 2005 by Yale University Press (first published 2004)
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Lots of well researched information, but this reads like a text book. Difficult to get through.
Martin Goldberg
Very good history. Reads like a textbook but the content is first-rate.
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Jonathan D. Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History. He has written, edited, or co-edited more than twenty books and is best known for the acclaimed American Judaism: A History, which received the Jewish Book Council’s Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year...more
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