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Rethinking Modern Judaism: Ritual, Commandment, Community (Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism) Paperback – December 1, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0226195292 ISBN-10: 0226195295 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism
  • Paperback: 347 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (December 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226195295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226195292
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,925,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In his new book, Eisen (religious studies, Stanford, and author of Chosen People in America, Indiana Univ., 1995), examines modern Jewish ritual as a window into Jewish feeling. He offers some striking ideas, pointing out that modernity has affected even those who consider themselves of orthodox belief. He seeks to show how Jews of all spectra are continually reinventing traditions. After all, nostalgia and the search for usable history partly motivate religious practice, and in our times the Passover haggadah has been rewritten by various Jewish movements to emphasize different aspects of freedom. Eisen's study is an original one, and it will be most appreciated by scholars and academic readers. Recommended for larger libraries.?Paul M. Kaplan, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., Round Lake Beach, IL
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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9 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 12, 1999
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This book is the recipient of the Koret Foundation's Jewish Book Award for achievement in Jewish History ($10,000), awarded April 1999.
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