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003    OCoLC 
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008    171207t20182018nyua     b    001 0 eng   
010      2017058478 
019    1006803858 
020    9781416573265|q(hardcover ;|qalk. paper) 
020    1416573267|q(hardcover ;|qalk. paper) 
020    9781416573272|q(trade pbk. ;|qalk. paper) 
020    1416573275|q(trade pbk. ;|qalk. paper) 
035    (OCoLC)1015258822|z(OCoLC)1006803858 
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100 1  Weisman, Steven R.,|eauthor. 
245 14 The chosen wars :|bhow Judaism became an American religion
       /|cSteven R. Weisman. 
250    First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. 
263    1808 
264  1 New York :|bSimon & Schuster,|c2018. 
264  4 |c©2018 
300    xxxiii, 328 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates :
       |billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-303) and 
505 0  Introduction: Jews in America : a part but apart -- Coming
       to America -- Let harmony ascend -- Rebellion in 
       Charleston -- The German immigrants -- German rabbis in 
       America -- The turbulent Isaac Mayer Wise -- A fistfight 
       in Albany -- The "two Isaacs" -- Jews in the Civil War -- 
       Prosper and divide -- Reformists and radicals -- The Trefa
       banquet -- New divisions -- Epilogue: An American 
520    "[This] is the important story of how Judaism enhanced 
       America and how America inspired Judaism. Steven R. 
       Weisman tells the dramatic history of how Judaism 
       redefined itself in America in the eighteenth and 
       nineteenth centuries--the personalities that fought each 
       other and shaped its evolution and, crucially, the force 
       of the American dynamic that transformed an ancient 
       religion. The struggles that produced a redefinition of 
       Judaism illuminate the larger American experience and the 
       efforts by all Americans to reconcile their faith with 
       modern demands. The narrative begins with the arrival of 
       the first Jews in New Amsterdam and plays out over the 
       nineteenth century as a massive immigration takes place at
       the dawn of the twentieth century. First there was the 
       practical matter of earning a living. Many immigrants had 
       to work on the Sabbath or traveled as peddlers to places 
       where they could not keep kosher. Doctrine was put aside 
       or adjusted. To take their places as equals, American Jews
       rejected their identity as a separate nation within 
       America. Judaism became an American religion. These 
       profound changes did not come without argument. The Chosen
       Wars tells the stories of the colorful rabbis and 
       activists, including women, who defined American Judaism 
       and whose disputes divided it into the Reform, 
       Conservative, and Orthodox branches that remain today. 
       Isaac Mayer Wise, Mordecai Noah, David Einhorn, Rebecca 
       Gratz, and Isaac Lesser are some of the major figures in 
       this wonderful story"--Dust jacket. 
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650  0 Judaism|zUnited States|xHistory|y18th century. 
650  0 Judaism|zUnited States|xHistory|y19th century. 
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651  7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155 
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