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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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ISBN-13: 9789400752047

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 offer perception into significant developments within the North American and global Jewish neighborhood. the quantity additionally acts as a source for the yankee Jewish neighborhood and for teachers learning that neighborhood by means of delivering obituaries and lists of Jewish Federations, Jewish group facilities, nationwide Jewish organisations, Jewish in a single day camps, Jewish museums, Holocaust museums, neighborhood and nationwide Jewish periodicals, Jewish honorees, significant contemporary occasions within the American Jewish group, and educational journals, articles, web pages, and books. the quantity should still turn out priceless to social scientists and historians of the yank Jewish neighborhood, Jewish communal employees, the click, and others drawn to American and Canadian Jews.​

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Dedicated to enhancing the well-being of their communities in a multitude of ways. ” JCCs are a locus of Jewish life outside of the synagogue. And they are pluralistic community centers, where everyone can feel welcome. JCCs go to great lengths to signal their inclusiveness through their programming by offering Jewish activities and many non-Jewish activities too. Their efforts are essentially successful. Overall, the JCCA claims to serve “2 million users,” of whom, as we shall show below, only one half are Jewish.

Zeek calls itself as the first online Jewish magazine, meaning that its legacy stretches back slightly more than a decade. But it is still going strong, holding itself up as the vanguard of Judaism. “Zeek’s mission is to be a catalyst for conversations about the Jewish tomorrow,” its website says. ”47 Collectively, Heeb, Zeek, Tablet, the Forward, and the Jewish Review offer a stereoscopic view of Jewish life, culture, and politics, but websites like Jewish Ideas Daily, which aggregates long form articles and essays about Jewish matters, also covers a broad swatch of Jewish subjects in one website.

Roth is also the most outspoken secularist. Roth blurbed Susan Jacoby’s Freethinkers, a history of American secularism. His recent novella Everyman is at least partly about confronting mortality without the consolations of religion or a belief in the afterlife. One can glean a lot about Jewish American fiction by considering Goldstein’s thoughtful secularism, Englander’s born-again secularism, and Roth’s fierce and scabrous secularism. For these writers, religion either provides a kind of fuel, or at least grist, for fiction.

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