From Library Journal
The patterns of American-Jewish life have changed to a startling degree in the past generation. The author has combined a mountain of research with personal interviews to produce a probing analysis intended to explain these changes to both Jews and non-Jews. The rise of Jews to prominence in public office and business, the effects of world events on the United Jewish Appeal and other fund-raising activities, and current attitudes toward religious practice, intermarriage, and conversion, are examined in Silberman's characteristic style. Certain sections get bogged down in statistics, and heavy reliance on information regarding the 1984 presidential election may limit the book's future usefulness. Nevertheless, this engrossing and significant work belongs in most collections. BOMC featured alternate. Marcia R. Hoffman, M.L.S., American Hoechst Corp., Somerville, N.J.
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