New Promised Land A History of Jews in America

ISBN-10: 0195158261

ISBN-13: 9780195158267

Edition: 2002

Authors: Hasia R. Diner

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"An excellent Afikoman gift for the teen or young adult at the seder... Diner...writes in a clear style that pulls together that diverse entity known as the American Jewish community."--The Chicago Jewish Star An engaging chronicle of Jewish life in the United States, A New Promised Land reconstructs the multifaceted background and very American adaptations of this religious group, from the arrival of twenty-three Jews in the New World in 1654, through the development of the Orthodox, conservative, and Reform movements, to the ordination of Sally Priesand as the first woman rabbi in the United States. Hasia Diner supplies fascinating details about Jewish religious traditions, holidays, and sacred texts. In addition, she relates the history of the Jewish religious, political, and intellectual institutions in the United States, and addresses some of the biggest issues facing Jewish Americans today, including their increasingly complex relationship with Israel.
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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Hasia R. Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judiac Studies at New York University. She has taught American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and at Johns Hopkins.

Preface
First Journeys: 1654-1820
Across America: 1820-1880
Transplanted People: 1880-1924
Becoming Americans: 1924-1945
On the Move: 1945-1967
At the Crossroads: Since 1967
Glossary
Chronology
Further Reading
Index
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