This item torn at the roots the crisis of jewish liberalism in postwar america religion and american culture by michael staub paperback 3400 only 3 left in stock more on the way ships from and sold by amazoncom. The first half of the 1960s was a time of tremendous uncertainty ambivalence and internal divisiveness for american jewish liberalism the divisiveness was especially evident in communal debates over the appropriateness of jewish support for civil rights activism. Torn at the roots paints a sobering picture of a jewish community torn by ideological conflict abraham j peck journal of american history staub explores divisions within jewish liberalism during the sixties and into the seventies showing that jews have long differed in their stances on key political issues recommended. Liberal lives the liberal world is a flawed one and people do choose to live non liberal lives for reasons which we ought to respect and understand this book helps us to do so jeff spinner halev department of political science university of nebraska torn at the roots the crisis of jewish liberalism in postwar america by michael e staub. Torn at the roots offers new insights into the dimensions of jewish culture in postwar america marjorie n feld staubs work is important precisely because it records the history of competing visions of jewishness
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