350 Years of American Judaism - A Review of American Judaism: A History, by Jonathan D. Sarna

By Reena S. Friedman

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2004

This piece reviews American Judaism: A History by Jonathan D. Sarna. The review highlights the book's masterful portrayal of the American Jewish experience from its beginning in 1654 to the present. The review also explores how the author makes a perceptive observation concerning the role of rituals and death in bringing people back to Judaism. The review also notes how the book explores the diversity of Jewish religious practice as well as challenging some common assumptions about American Jewish history.

Topic: History, Ritual, Publications

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol. 69/No. 1

Page Number(s): 72-82

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Friedman, Reena S. 350 Years of American Judaism - A Review of American Judaism: A History, by Jonathan D. Sarna. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2004: 72-82. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4941


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