American Jewish Identity Politics by Deborah Dash Moore

By Deborah Dash Moore

"Displays the entire diversity of educated, considerate opinion at the position of Jews within the American politics of identity."---David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of yankee historical past, collage of California, Berkeley "A interesting anthology whose essays crystallize the main salient beneficial properties of yank Jewish lifestyles within the moment 1/2 the 20th century."---Beth S. Wenger, Katz relatives affiliate Professor of yank Jewish background and Director of the Jewish experiences software, college of Pennsylvania Written via students who grew up after international struggle II and the Holocaust who participated in political struggles within the Sixties and Seventies and who articulated a number of the formative innovations of contemporary Jewish reviews, this anthology offers a window into an period of social switch. those women and men are one of the prime students of Jewish background, society and culture. The quantity is prepared round contested topics in American Jewish lifestyles: the Holocaust and international struggle II, spiritual pluralism and authenticity, intermarriage and Jewish continuity. therefore, it deals one of many few possibilities for college kids to benefit 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 stories and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of historical past on the college of Michigan.

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Shepard Broad, interview, April 10, 1977, 9, Oral History of the United Jewish Appeal, Oral History Archives, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. 61. Peppercorn, interview,s, 8. 62. There is extensive debate among historians over the extent to which American Jews knew about the Holocaust at the time. Certainly the leadership and those who read the Jewish press knew. " See Rosen, Tabak, and Gross, "Philadelphia Jewry," 54-55, for their assessment, with which I agree. " 63.

Writing home to family in Brooklyn, he described the matter and concluded: "It is about time that all JIM CROW laws were abolished in the South .... "33 This awareness and anger at civil discrimination-and its contradiction of clearly articulated American wartime ideals-stimulated in many Jews a commitment to civil rights. The armed forces similarly gave Jews new perspectives on anti-Semitism. "34 His experience was not uncommon. "You know, Dad, there is anti-Semitism. I have found it in the army," wrote Lillian Kimberg, a WAC.

It became commonplace for American Jewish youth to attend college just as most boys after the war marked the end of several fitful years of Jewish education with bar mitzvah ceremonies. 81 Indeed, the popularity of bar mitzvah encouraged bat mitzvah ceremonies to spread among Amer- When Jews Were GIs 39 icanJews who wanted and could afford to give their daughters a Jewish education. Nuclear family households still appear to be the norm among American Jews, and migration continues to be chosen by many Jews when they decide to start a career or family or when they choose to retire.

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