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By Rachel Kranson

ISBN-10: 1469635429

ISBN-13: 9781469635422

ISBN-10: 1469635437

ISBN-13: 9781469635439

This new cultural background of Jewish existence and id within the usa after global struggle II makes a speciality of the method of upward mobility. Rachel Kranson demanding situations the typical proposal that almost all American Jews unambivalently celebrated their typically robust progress in financial prestige and social attractiveness throughout the booming postwar period. in truth, an important variety of Jewish non secular, inventive, and highbrow leaders nervous in regards to the ascent of enormous numbers of Jews into the yank heart classification.

Kranson unearths that many Jews have been deeply involved that their lives—affected by means of speedily altering political pressures, gender roles, and spiritual practices—were turning into dangerously disconnected from real Jewish values. She uncovers how Jewish leaders added jeremiads that warned prosperous Jews of hypocrisy and linked "good" Jews with poverty, even every now and then romanticizing existence in America's immigrant slums and Europe's impoverished shtetls. Jewish leaders, whereas no longer attempting to prevent fiscal improvement, therefore cemented an ongoing id with the Jewish background of poverty and marginality as a vital aspect in an American Jewish ethos.

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