Since George Washington promised full privileges and protections of U.S. citizenship Jews have flourished in America as nowhere else in the world. But has this come at the expense of their distinctiveness and unique perspective? In Jewish in America, Rubin argues that the unique “fusion” of American values with characteristically Jewish ones has affected everything from social attitudes to child-rearing methods to voting patterns creating a “hybrid” American Jewish identity which is distinct from non-Jews as well as from Jews in other countries. Drawing on history and the latest social-science research Rubin provides answers to many intriguing questions: Why have American Jews been disproportionately involved in socially liberal causes? What accounts for Jewish prominence in academia business medical the arts and other fields? What can this teach non-Jewish Americans especially those from historically marginalized groups? Jewish in America leads us on a thoughtful journey from the historic to the contemporary engaging us on this timely and important topic and by showing us what makes American Jews distinctly Jewish offers hope for the American Jewish future.
Jewish In America
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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