The authors of this provocative interpretation of the fragmented and fragile nature of Jewish life in America draw on hundreds of interviews with Jews of the postwar generation to explain the paradox of modern Jews. An astonishing variety and freshness of Jewish expression, from the hip Orthodox professional to gay temples to New Age spirituality, exist within this new Jewish community.
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Exploring the nature of identity in American society, the authors examine what the process of social assimilation means for the Jews and argue that assimilation based on a core of shared American values should be embraced by the Jews as much as by other religious and racial minorities.From the Inside Flap:
" Saving Remnants provides a series of honest and clear-minded portraits of young American Jews trying to confront what it means to be Jewish."--Irving Howe, author of World of Our Fathers
"You don't have to be Jewish to be fascinated and challenged by this sensitive, profoundly intelligent book. Saving Remnants is about Jewishness, but it is also about all of us, searching for 'identity' on a menu that includes New Age epiphanies along with old-time religions and instant 'traditions.'"--Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Fear of Falling
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