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Jewish Orthodoxy in America The Decline and Resurgence of Jewish Traditionalism

WithEgon Mayer, William B. Helmreich

For one of the smallest minorities in America, Jews have enjoyed an extraordinary amount of popular attention in print. Not only have they written a great many books, but a great deal has been written about them. Why, then, another book about Jews? Because this book deals with a small segment of America’s Jews about whom not much has been written, but whose ways of thinking and living provide insights into the dynamics of religious living and ethnic identity in modern America.