Sliding to the Right
Samuel C. Heilman
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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Judentum
Written by one of this country’s leading experts on American Judaism, this book offers a snapshot of Orthodoxy Jewry in the United States, asking how the community has evolved in the years since World War II and where it is headed in the future. Incorporating rich details of everyday life, fine-grained observations of cultural practices, descriptions of educational institutions, and more, Samuel Heilman delineates the varieties of Jewish Orthodox groups, focusing in particular on the contest between the proudly parochial, contra-acculturative haredi Orthodoxy and the accomodationist modern Orthodoxy over the future of this religious community. What emerges overall is a picture of an Orthodox Jewry that has gained both in numbers and intensity and that has moved farther to the religious right as it struggles to define itself and to maintain age-old traditions in the midst of modernity, secularization, technological advances, and the pervasiveness of contemporary American culture.
contemporary religion, america, technological advances, american culture, religious history, religious historians, haredi orthodoxy, 20th century, educational institutions, jewish orthodoxy, theology, jewish experience, judaism, american judaism, jewish orthodox groups, religious cultures, traditional judaism, comparative religion, american jews, american religion, modern america, religious communities, united states, modern orthodoxy, secularization