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The Resource Jews on the frontier : religion and mobility in nineteenth-century America, Shari Rabin

Jews on the frontier : religion and mobility in nineteenth-century America, Shari Rabin

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Jews on the frontier : religion and mobility in nineteenth-century America
Title
Jews on the frontier
Title remainder
religion and mobility in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Shari Rabin
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Language
eng
Summary
An engaging history of how Jews forged their own religious culture on the American frontier Jews on the Frontier offers a religious history that begins in an unexpected place: on the road. Shari Rabin recounts the journey of Jewish people as they left Eastern cities and ventured into the American West and South during the nineteenth century. It brings to life the successes and obstacles of these travels, from the unprecedented economic opportunities to the anonymity and loneliness that complicated the many legal obligations of traditional Jewish life. Without government-supported communities or reliable authorities, where could one procure kosher meat? Alone in the American wilderness, how could one find nine co-religionists for a minyan (prayer quorum)? Without identity documents, how could one really know that someone was Jewish? Rabin argues that Jewish mobility during this time was pivotal to the development of American Judaism. In the absence of key institutions like synagogues or charitable organizations which had played such a pivotal role in assimilating East Coast immigrants, ordinary Jews on the frontier created religious life from scratch, expanding and transforming Jewish thought and practice. Jews on the Frontier vividly recounts the story of a neglected era in American Jewish history, offering a new interpretation of American religions, rooted not in congregations or denominations, but in the politics and experiences of being on the move. This book shows that by focusing on everyday people, we gain a more complete view of how American religion has taken shape
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabin, Shari
Dewey number
296.0973/09034
Index
index present
LC call number
BM205
LC item number
.R315 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
North American religions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judaism
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Migration, Internal
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Migration, Internal
  • United States
  • Juden
  • Religiöses Leben
  • Wandern
  • USA
  • North America
  • HISTORY / Jewish
  • RELIGION / Judaism / History
  • 15.85 history of America
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Jews on the frontier : religion and mobility in nineteenth-century America, Shari Rabin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-184) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Judaism, America, mobility -- Part I. Movement and belonging. Wandering sons of Israel : Europe, America, and the politics of Jewish mobility -- Reminding myself that I am a Jew : voluntarism and social life -- Part II. The lived religion of American Jews. I prefer choice myself : family and the state -- 'Tis in the spirit not in the form : material culture and popular theology -- Part III. Creating an American Judaism. A congregation of strangers : the mobile infrastructure -- The empire of our religion : the mobile imaginary -- Conclusion : the spirit of '77
Control code
982532742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781479830473
Lccn
2017008074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982532742
Label
Jews on the frontier : religion and mobility in nineteenth-century America, Shari Rabin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Judaism, America, mobility -- Part I. Movement and belonging. Wandering sons of Israel : Europe, America, and the politics of Jewish mobility -- Reminding myself that I am a Jew : voluntarism and social life -- Part II. The lived religion of American Jews. I prefer choice myself : family and the state -- 'Tis in the spirit not in the form : material culture and popular theology -- Part III. Creating an American Judaism. A congregation of strangers : the mobile infrastructure -- The empire of our religion : the mobile imaginary -- Conclusion : the spirit of '77
Control code
982532742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781479830473
Lccn
2017008074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982532742

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