Book Review: An Ever Revitalizing People?

By Dianne Ashton

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2004

Ashton reviews Jonthan Sarna's book, American Judaism: A history. According to Ashton, absorbing the best of recent and older scholarship, Sarna explains the deep connection between social, economic, and religious rights in colonial north America, the unusual role played by women in shaping American Jewish religious institutions, and the link between American culture and Jewish religious trends over 350 years. The result is a much broader, more subtle, and more inclusive analysis of American Judaism than we have seen to date.

Topic: History, Community Relations, Judaic Studies, Literature Review, Community Development, Jewish Studies, Women

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.610

Page Number(s): 13-14

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Ashton, Dianne. Book Review: An Ever Revitalizing People?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2004: 13-14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7251


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