And I Will Dwell in Their Midst: Orthodox Jews in Suburbia - download pdf or read online

By Etan Diamond

ISBN-10: 080782576X

ISBN-13: 9780807825761

ISBN-10: 0807848891

ISBN-13: 9780807848890

Suburbia won't look like a lot of a spot to pioneer, yet for younger, religiously devoted Jewish households, it really is open territory." This sentiment--expressed within the early Nineteen Seventies by means of an Orthodox Jew in suburban Toronto--captures the essence of the suburban Orthodox Jewish adventure of the past due 20th century. even supposing infrequently linked to postwar suburbia, Orthodox Jews in metropolitan components around the usa and Canada have effectively mixed suburban life and the tradition of consumerism with a powerful feel of non secular traditionalism and group harmony. by means of their very life in suburbia, argues Etan Diamond, Orthodox Jewish groups problem dominant assumptions approximately society and spiritual tradition within the 20th century.

Using the background of Orthodox Jewish suburbanization in Toronto, Diamond explores the various elements of the North American suburban Orthodox Jewish group: sacred areas, synagogues, colleges, kosher houses, and social networks. In a bigger feel, even though, his booklet tells a narrative of the way traditionalist spiritual groups have thrived within the so much secular of environments. In so doing, it pushes our present figuring out of towns and suburbs and their spiritual groups in new directions.

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