A New Promised Land: A History of Jews in America by Hasia R. Diner

A New Promised Land: A History of Jews in America

byHasia R. Diner

Paperback | October 16, 2003

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"An excellent Afikoman gift for the teen or young adult at the seder... Diner...writes in a clear style that pulls together that diverse entity known as the American Jewish community."--The Chicago Jewish Star An engaging chronicle of Jewish life in the United States, A New Promised Land reconstructs the multifaceted background and very American adaptations of this religious group, from the arrival of twenty-three Jews in the New World in 1654, through the development of the Orthodox, conservative, andReform movements, to the ordination of Sally Priesand as the first woman rabbi in the United States. Hasia Diner supplies fascinating details about Jewish religious traditions, holidays, and sacred texts. In addition, she relates the history of the Jewish religious, political, and intellectual institutions in the United States, and addresses some of the biggest issues facing Jewish Americanstoday, including their increasingly complex relationship with Israel.

About The Author

Hasia R. Diner is Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor in American Jewish History at New York University. She is the author of Hungering for America : Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration, Jewish Americans: The Immigrant Experience, Jews in America (OUP, 1999), In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Bl...

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Title:A New Promised Land: A History of Jews in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 5.39 × 8.19 × 0.71 inPublished:October 16, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195158261

ISBN - 13:9780195158267

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"Diner... addresses political and religious change with an unusual combination of clarity and complexity.... A good textbook provides the outlines of a broad history while laying the foundations for more detailed study. Jews in America does both very well. The book incorporates most of thefigures, and many of the primary texts, that a student would encounter in a college-level survey of American Jewish history, yet it is neither convoluted nor cluttered. [It]... would also complement and enrich a more general class on American history or American ethnicity."--Religious Studies inSecondary Schools