JEWS IN TRANSITION by Rabbi Albert I. Gordon


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An analysis of the ""changes that have occurred in the beliefs, practices and institutions of the European Jews who took up residence in Minneapolis"", this- if restricted in its documentation to this particular city holds a general significance for the Jews in America. This traces the origin and history of the Jewish community, the gradual process of acculturation which has taken place through the years, the adaptations in religious observances, ceremonies, traditions, the changing synagogue, and factors such as schooling, family life, intermarriage. And the conclusion drawn is that though there is a lessening of the ties of formal religion, a greater solidarity among the Jews- as a people- prevails today than formerly. For those concerned with the problem of race relations, this makes a definite contribution.

Pub Date: Oct. 26th, 1949
Publisher: Univ. of Minnesota Press