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Yet, he covers the history of Conservative Judaism and how it woke up the Reform Movement, as well.
The book is filled with interesting facts and stories that bring this history to life and into context with our current events and situations.
I think this is a book that will stand the test of time, and one that you will be coming back to as a reference for many, many years.
Sarna goes into detail about Jews who played a part in American history. Often the history or personalities he describes is not well-known by the average reader. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lee Haas
Trying to cover the breadth and depth of American Jewish history is a difficult task. Sarna does an effective job at hitting both the highlights as well as treating important... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Steve Fisch
I have not completed reading all of it but it seems very comprehensive and informative. An excellent source of information.Published 23 months ago by Mary A. Satlin
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE KINDLE EDITION ONLY. I want to point out to Kindle owners that the notes are NOT hot linked, that is, if you put the cursor over a note and press enter it... Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by David Bland
Professor Sarna is to be congratulated for an outstanding scholarly contribution to the canon of historical works describing the American Jewish experience. Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by G. Simms
Confirmong things I already knew, and teaching me things I didn't, Jonathan Sarna has done a wonderful job of putting the history of Jewish America into perspective. Read morePublished on May 7, 2007 by Barry E. Strulson
In the closing chapter of this mastefully done history of Judaism in America Jonathan Sarna points to major problems the community faces today. Read morePublished on May 8, 2005 by Shalom Freedman