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by Michael A. Meyer,David Myers,Adam S. Ferziger,Jack Wertheimer,Jonathan D. Sarna,Deborah E. Lipstadt,Steven M. Lowenstein,William Cutter,Riv-Ellen Prell,Carole B. Balin,Arnold J. Band,Paula E. Hyman,Zvi Zohar,Elliot N. Dorff,Isa Aron,Dalia Marx,Dr. Arnold M. Eisen,Michael Marmur,Rachel Adler,Lewis M. Barth,Lawrence A. Hoffman,Wendy I. Zierler

  • ISBN: 0814338593
  • Category: History
  • Author: Michael A. Meyer,David Myers,Adam S. Ferziger,Jack Wertheimer,Jonathan D. Sarna,Deborah E. Lipstadt,Steven M. Lowenstein,William Cutter,Riv-Ellen Prell,Carole B. Balin,Arnold J. Band,Paula E. Hyman,Zvi Zohar,Elliot N. Dorff,Isa Aron,Dalia Marx,Dr. Arnold M. Eisen,Michael Marmur,Rachel Adler,Lewis M. Barth,Lawrence A. Hoffman,Wendy I. Zierler
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press (October 20, 2014)
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Michael A. Meyer is Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History Emeritus at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of. .David N. Myers is professor of Jewish history and Robert N. Burr Chair of the UCLA History Department.

Michael A. Ochs Professor of Jewish History Emeritus at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In twenty-one essays, contributors demonstrate that modernity did not simply replace tradition in Judaism, but rather entered into a variety of relationships with it: adopting or adapting certain elements, repossessing rituals that had once been abandoned, or struggling with its continuing influence. Meyer, David N. Myers, eds. Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity: Rethinking . Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity: Rethinking an Old Opposition : Essays in Honor of David Ellenson. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014. Thus Sarna introduces the strange conflict between James Gutheim and Isaac Mayer Wise over how to properly commemorate one of America’s greatest philanthropists and a most venerated citizen of New Orleans. Sarna’s subtitle Aniconism vs. Anti-Idolatry in a ry American Jewish Religious Dispute encapsulated the putative halakhic issue.

The essays in Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity are arranged under four sub-headings: Law, Ritual, Thought, and Culture

The essays in Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity are arranged under four sub-headings: Law, Ritual, Thought, and Culture. Michael Marmur discusses the early writings of Abraham Joshua Heschel before he arrived in Cincinnati to teach at the Hebrew Union College and went on to the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rachel Adler critiques Rav J. B. Soloveichik's equivocations on feminism. Adam S. Ferziger discusses how the presence of Reform Judaism has sharpened the self-image of Orthodoxy in Israel whereas, conversely, Jack Wertheimer notes how the complexity of American Judaism has affected "Orthodox Outreach Workers.

In twenty-one essays, contributors demonstrate that modernity did not simply replace tradition in Judaism, but rather entered into a variety of relationships with it: adopting or adapting certain elements, repossessing rituals that had once been abandoned, or struggling with its continuing influence

Contributions draw from a range of disciplines and scholarly interests and range in subject from the theological to the liturgical, sociological, and literary

Contributions draw from a range of disciplines and scholarly interests and range in subject from the theological to the liturgical, sociological, and literary. The geographic and historical focus of the volume is on the United States and the State of Israel, both of which have been major sites of inquiry in Ellenson’s work.

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Sarna, Prof Jonathan . Lipstadt, Deborah . Lowenstein, Author Steven . Cutter, Rabbi William. Prell, Author Riv-Ellen. Materyal Türü: Ekitap. PART 1: LAW. 1. Caring for an Intermarried Jew by Converting His Partner: Rabbi Uzziel's Earliest Responsum on Giyur (Salonica, c. 1922). 2. Gaining Moral Guidance from the Jewish Tradition: Four Examples to Test David Ellenson's Approach and Mine. 3. The Role of Reform in Israeli Orthodoxy.

Although the ideas of "tradition" and "modernity" may seem to be directly opposed, David Ellenson, a leading contemporary scholar of modern Jewish thought, understood that these concepts can also enjoy a more fluid relationship. In honor of Ellenson, editors Michael A. Meyer and David N. Myers have gathered contributors for Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity: Rethinking an Old Opposition to examine the permutations and adaptations of these intertwined forms of Jewish expression. Contributions draw from a range of disciplines and scholarly interests and vary in subject from the theological to the liturgical, sociological, and literary. The geographic and historical focus of the volume is on the United States and the State of Israel, both of which have been major sites of inquiry in Ellenson's work.

In twenty-one essays, contributors demonstrate that modernity did not simply replace tradition in Judaism, but rather entered into a variety of relationships with it: adopting or adapting certain elements, repossessing rituals that had once been abandoned, or struggling with its continuing influence. In four parts-Law, Ritual, Thought, and Culture-contributors explore a variety of subjects, including the role of reform in Israeli Orthodoxy, traditions of twentieth-century bar/bat mitzvah, end-of-life ethics, tensions between Zionism and American Jewry, and the rise of a 1960s New York Jewish counterculture. An introductory essay also presents an appreciation of Ellenson's scholarly contribution.

Bringing together leading Jewish historians, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers and liturgists, Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity offers a collective view of a historically and culturally significant issue that will be of interest to Jewish scholars of many disciplines.



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