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Title:Getting Confortable in New York: The American Jewish Home, 1880-1950
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In this first interpretive historical account of the American Orthodox Jewish experience Jenna Weissman Joselit investigates the ways in which pious Jews reconciled the requirements of religious tradition with the freedoms of interwar America Through its focus on representative American Jewish institutions such as the synagogue and the rabbinate and on the sacred ritual life of Orthodox women New York s Jewish Jews reveals how a self consciously modern American and decidedly middle class Orthodoxy evolved before, Since the seventeenth century millions of people from every continent have settled in America Seeking a better life for themselves and their children they braved deprivations studied an unfamiliar language adapted to a different way of life and battled prejudices and hostility Most of them held on to their faith as well re establishing churches and meeting houses synagogues and mosques temples and cathedrals and electing priests rabbis imams and other spiritual leaders from among their number Immigration irreversibly altered the face of the new republic and it still moulds the political and spiritual fabric of the nation even to this day Joselit surveys the history of immigration which is actually the history of this country and its effect on both political and religious issues through the centuries The book explores the immigrant experience through case studies representative of all major newcomers groups The vividly rendered stories of courage and perseverance will alternately inspire and horrify br, Spanning the years to the end of the th century Immigration and American Religion is a unique exploration of the evolution character and dynamics of religion in America From the original influx of Protestants to subsequent waves of Catholics Jews Muslims Buddhists Hindus Jains Sikhs and devotees of Santeria and Voudou Jenna Weissman Joselit describes the struggle to establish traditions in the New World oftentimes in the face of considerable hostility and prejudice The impact of intolerance the U S government s various policies on immigration and the effects of two World Wars all play a significant part in this fascinating narrative Drawing on the voices and experiences of immigrants Immigration and American Religion documents the extraordinary diversity that has for four centuries made the United States one of the world s most dynamic societies, While fashions of the rich and famous have been endlessly chronicled little attention has been paid to the meaning of clothes for everyone else Yet between and as ready to wear came into its own fashion for ordinary Americans played an increasingly important role in shaping the national character Drawing on advertisements and health manuals sermons and songs acclaimed historian Jenna Weissman Joselit shows how the length of a woman s skirt the shape of a man s hat and the height of a pair of heels enabled citizens of every faith color and class to feel part of the modern nation br br Engaging imaginative and original i A Perfect Fit i uncovers a time in our history when getting dressed was more about fitting in than standing out br