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Author Magid, Shaul, 1958-

Title American post-Judaism : identity and renewal in a postethnic society / Shaul Magid
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 388 pages)
Series Religion in North America
Religion in North America.
Contents Be the Jew you make : Jews, Jewishness, and Judaism in postethnic America -- Ethnicity, America, and the future of the Jews : Felix Adler, Mordecai Kaplan, and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi -- Pragmatism and piety : the American spiritual and philosophical roots of Jewish renewal -- Postmonotheism, renewal, and a new American Judaism -- Hasidism, Mithnagdism, and contemporary American Judaism : Talmudism, (Neo) Kabbala, and (Post) Halakha -- From the historical Jesus to a new Jewish Christology : rethinking Jesus in contemporary American Judaism -- Sainthood, selfhood, and the Ba'al Teshuva: ArtScroll's American hero and Jewish Renewal's functional saint -- Rethinking the Holocaust after post-Holocaust theology : uniqueness, exceptionalism, and the renewal of American Judaism -- Epilogue. Shlomo Carlebach : an itinerant preacher for a post-Judaism age
Summary How do American Jews identify as both Jewish and American? American Post-Judaism argues that Zionism and the Holocaust, two anchors of contemporary American Jewish identity, will no longer be centers of identity formation for future generations of American Jews. Shaul Magid articulates a new, post-ethnic American Jewishness. He discusses pragmatism and spirituality, monotheism and post-monotheism, Jesus, Jewish law, sainthood and self-realization, and the meaning of the Holocaust for those who have never known survivors. Magid presents Jewish Renewal as a movement that takes this radical cultural transition seriously in its strivings for a new era in Jewish thought and practice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Jews -- United States -- Identity -- History -- 21st century.
Judaism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012049481
ISBN 0253008093 (electronic bk.)
9780253008091 (electronic bk.)