- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: NYU Press; FIRST EDDITION edition (May 17, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814716881
- ISBN-13: 978-0814716885
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,168,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What the Rabbis Said: The Public Discourse of 19th Century American Rabbis FIRST EDDITION Edition
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“Naomi Cohen charts how Jewish clergy negotiated the competing claims of tradition and the novel cultural, political, and religious context of America.”-First Things
“Naomi Cohen’s book brings important new evidence to our attention and thus helps us better understand a crucial era in the history of American Judaism and of the American rabbinate.”
-American Jewish Archives Journal
Cohen breaks new ground by drawing from relatively unstudied sources: the sermons delivered in nineteenth-century synagogues.-Marc Saperstein,Principal, Leo Baeck College
“Cohen’s discussion is learned and lively, clear and well argued: it brings history back to life through some of its most engaged actors and in their own words.”-Rhetorical Review
“This book is important for readers of American Jewish history and for anyone who wants to comprehend the thorny interaction between minority and majority religions and cultures in Western modernity.”-Choice
About the Author
Naomi W. Cohen, a retired Professor of History now residing in Jerusalem, has written extensively on American Jewry. The recipient of various prizes for her scholarship, she has twice been awarded the National Jewish Book Award for history. Her most recent books are Jacob H. Schiff: A Study in American Jewish Leadership and The Americanization of Zionism.
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