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By Barry A. Kosmin, Ariela Keysar (auth.), Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400752032

ISBN-13: 9789400752030

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The 2012 American Jewish 12 months Book, “The Annual list of yankee Jewish Civilization,” comprises significant chapters on Jewish secularism (Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar), Canadian Jewry (Morton Weinfeld, David Koffman, and Randal Schnoor), nationwide affairs (Ethan Felson), Jewish communal affairs (Lawrence Grossman), Jewish inhabitants within the usa (Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky), and international Jewish inhabitants (Sergio DellaPergola). those chapters supply perception into significant developments within the North American and global Jewish group. the quantity additionally acts as a source for the yank Jewish group and for lecturers learning that group by way of delivering obituaries and lists of Jewish Federations, Jewish neighborhood facilities, nationwide Jewish firms, Jewish in a single day camps, Jewish museums, Holocaust museums, neighborhood and nationwide Jewish periodicals, Jewish honorees, significant fresh occasions within the American Jewish neighborhood, and educational journals, articles, web content, and books. the amount should still end up priceless to social scientists and historians of the yankee Jewish group, Jewish communal staff, the click, and others attracted to American and Canadian Jews.​

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It is possible and common now for Jews to mix with non-Jews in “Jewish spaces” since there is a greater presence of non-Jews in the synagogues of the liberal streams of Judaism and the JCCs have more and more non-Jewish members. Secularist Organizations Organized philosophical secularism has always been weak in the US in terms of membership organizations and their numbers. As a minority within a minority, Jewish secularists may not be a well-known group to the majority of Jewish Americans. In some ways, Jewish secularists stand proudly apart from religious Jews—and mainstream Americans as well.

Though print media is in trouble there are signs of a recent renaissance in Jewish periodicals, Jewish magazines, newspapers, and journals on-line. The Forward is the grandfather of secular Jewish newspapers. 39 By 2000 that had fallen to about 26,000 for the English edition and around 5,500 for the Yiddish edition, whose continued existence is an achievement in itself. Meanwhile, the Forward has applied its enterprise towards staying relevant. Each week it posts a podcast in iTunes that covers Jewish politics, news, and culture.

Its rabbi, Peter Schweitzer, explained its ethos in an interview. ” “We view the Torah as an important literary and societal work. We do not see it as sacred text,” says the Sholem Community, in California, which might be considered a cross between a JCC and a Reform temple, if that temple’s liturgy was scrubbed of references to God. Likewise, the City Congregation takes a critical, scholarly stance towards religious texts. ” Both the Sholem Community and the City Congregation emphasize Jewish learning, albeit from a strictly secular perspective.

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