New Israel / New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781558499201: New Israel / New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The New England Puritans' fascination with the legacy of the Jewish religion has been well documented, but their interactions with actual Jews have escaped sustained historical attention. New Israel/New England tells the story of the Sephardic merchants who traded and sojourned in Boston and Newport between the mid-seventeenth century and the era of the American Revolution. It also explores the complex and often contradictory meanings that the Puritans attached to Judaism and the fraught attitudes that they bore toward the Jews as a people.

More often than not, Michael Hoberman shows, Puritans thought and wrote about Jews in order to resolve their own theological and cultural dilemmas. A number of prominent New Englanders, including Roger Williams, Increase Mather, Samuel Sewall, Benjamin Colman, Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, and Ezra Stiles, wrote extensively about post-biblical Jews, in some cases drawing on their own personal acquaintance with Jewish contemporaries.

Among the intriguing episodes that Hoberman investigates is the recruitment and conversion of Harvard's first permanent instructor of Hebrew, the Jewish-born Judah Monis. Later chapters describe the ecumenical friendship between Newport minister Ezra Stiles and Haim Carigal, an itinerant rabbi from Palestine, as well as the life and career of Moses Michael Hays, the prominent freemason who was Boston's first permanently established Jewish businessman, a founder of its insurance industry, an early sponsor of the Bank of Massachusetts, and a personal friend of Paul Revere.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Michael Hoberman is associate professor of English and folklore at Fitchburg State University and author of How Strange It Seems: The Cultural Life of Jews in Small-Town New England (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008).

Review:

"An extremely important book for early American and Jewish studies, based on extensive scholarship, clearly and interestingly written, and suitable for general readers as well as scholars interested in either of those topics."―William Pencak, author of Jews and Gentiles in Early America, 1654-1800

"Offers a sustained analysis of how the ancient biblical Israelites and the physical presence of their latter-day descendants in colonial America figured prominently in Puritan typology, eschatology, and covenant theology. What makes this study intriguing is that Hoberman goes beyond the ideological similarities of Puritan theology and biblical Judaism by scrutinizing the personal interactions between Puritan elites and Jewish merchants, scholars, and rabbis."―Reiner Smolinski, author of The Threefold Paradise of Cotton Mather

"New Israel / New England has performed an invaluable service by providing a clear and focused account of Puritan-Jewish interaction in early New England and the young nation."―American Jewish History

"The merits of the book lie in its presentation of the interaction of particular Jews and particular Puritans and how that interaction was interpreted and recounted by those particular Puritans."―American Historical Review

"[The author's] decision to analyze Jews as both subjects and objects of representation in early America makes New Israel/New England an indispensable work of scholarship that engages with and updates the classic works of scholars such as Perry Miller and Sacvan Bercovitch."―Early American Literature

"Michael Hoberman's New Israel / New England traces some of the most important sources of Protestant America's ambivalence toward Jews. . . . Hoberman examines the interplay between abstract, imaginary, sometimes fantastical notions and face-to-face interactions between Protestant New Englanders and Jews . . . and presents a convincing, if not too surprising, argument that New England became gradually more receptive of Jews, and tolerant of a visible Jewish presence, over the course of the colonial period."―The Historical Journal

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781558499065: New Israel / New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1558499067 ISBN 13:  9781558499065
Publisher: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 2011
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hoberman, Michael
ISBN 10: 1558499202 ISBN 13: 9781558499201
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 14307091-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Hoberman, Michael
ISBN 10: 1558499202 ISBN 13: 9781558499201
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TU-9781558499201

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Michael Hoberman
Published by John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 1558499202 ISBN 13: 9781558499201
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1558499202

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Michael Hoberman
Published by Univ. of Massachusetts Press November 2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 1558499202 ISBN 13: 9781558499201
New Paper Back Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Eighth Day Books, LLC
(Wichita, KS, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ. of Massachusetts Press November 2011, 2011. Paper Back. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 96412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Michael Hoberman
Published by University of Massachusetts Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1558499202 ISBN 13: 9781558499201
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Massachusetts Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The New England Puritans' fascination with the legacy of the Jewish religion has been well documented, but their interactions with actual Jews have escaped sustained historical attention. New Israel/New England tells the story of the Sephardic merchants who traded and sojourned in Boston and Newport between the mid-seventeenth century and the era of the American Revolution. It also explores the complex and often contradictory meanings that the Puritans attached to Judaism and the fraught attitudes that they bore toward the Jews as a people. More often than not, Michael Hoberman shows, Puritans thought and wrote about Jews in order to resolve their own theological and cultural dilemmas. A number of prominent New Englanders, including Roger Williams, Increase Mather, Samuel Sewall, Benjamin Colman, Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, and Ezra Stiles, wrote extensively about post-biblical Jews, in some cases drawing on their own personal acquaintance with Jewish contemporaries. Among the intriguing episodes that Hoberman investigates is the recruitment and conversion of Harvard's first permanent instructor of Hebrew, the Jewish-born Judah Monis. Later chapters describe the ecumenical friendship between Newport minister Ezra Stiles and Haim Carigal, an itinerant rabbi from Palestine, as well as the life and career of Moses Michael Hays, the prominent freemason who was Boston's first permanently established Jewish businessman, a founder of its insurance industry, an early sponsor of the Bank of Massachusetts, and a personal friend of Paul Revere. Seller Inventory # BTE9781558499201

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Michael Hoberman
Published by University of Massachusetts Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1558499202 ISBN 13: 9781558499201
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Massachusetts Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The New England Puritans' fascination with the legacy of the Jewish religion has been well documented, but their interactions with actual Jews have escaped sustained historical attention. New Israel/New England tells the story of the Sephardic merchants who traded and sojourned in Boston and Newport between the mid-seventeenth century and the era of the American Revolution. It also explores the complex and often contradictory meanings that the Puritans attached to Judaism and the fraught attitudes that they bore toward the Jews as a people. More often than not, Michael Hoberman shows, Puritans thought and wrote about Jews in order to resolve their own theological and cultural dilemmas. A number of prominent New Englanders, including Roger Williams, Increase Mather, Samuel Sewall, Benjamin Colman, Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, and Ezra Stiles, wrote extensively about post-biblical Jews, in some cases drawing on their own personal acquaintance with Jewish contemporaries. Among the intriguing episodes that Hoberman investigates is the recruitment and conversion of Harvard's first permanent instructor of Hebrew, the Jewish-born Judah Monis. Later chapters describe the ecumenical friendship between Newport minister Ezra Stiles and Haim Carigal, an itinerant rabbi from Palestine, as well as the life and career of Moses Michael Hays, the prominent freemason who was Boston's first permanently established Jewish businessman, a founder of its insurance industry, an early sponsor of the Bank of Massachusetts, and a personal friend of Paul Revere. Seller Inventory # AAN9781558499201

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Michael Hoberman
Published by University of Massachusetts Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1558499202 ISBN 13: 9781558499201
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Massachusetts Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The New England Puritans fascination with the legacy of the Jewish religion has been well documented, but their interactions with actual Jews have escaped sustained historical attention. New Israel/New England tells the story of the Sephardic merchants who traded and sojourned in Boston and Newport between the mid-seventeenth century and the era of the American Revolution. It also explores the complex and often contradictory meanings that the Puritans attached to Judaism and the fraught attitudes that they bore toward the Jews as a people. More often than not, Michael Hoberman shows, Puritans thought and wrote about Jews in order to resolve their own theological and cultural dilemmas. A number of prominent New Englanders, including Roger Williams, Increase Mather, Samuel Sewall, Benjamin Colman, Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, and Ezra Stiles, wrote extensively about post-biblical Jews, in some cases drawing on their own personal acquaintance with Jewish contemporaries. Among the intriguing episodes that Hoberman investigates is the recruitment and conversion of Harvard s first permanent instructor of Hebrew, the Jewish-born Judah Monis. Later chapters describe the ecumenical friendship between Newport minister Ezra Stiles and Haim Carigal, an itinerant rabbi from Palestine, as well as the life and career of Moses Michael Hays, the prominent freemason who was Boston s first permanently established Jewish businessman, a founder of its insurance industry, an early sponsor of the Bank of Massachusetts, and a personal friend of Paul Revere. Seller Inventory # AAN9781558499201

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Michael Hoberman
Published by Univ. of Massachusetts Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1558499202 ISBN 13: 9781558499201
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1558499202

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Michael Hoberman
Published by University of Massachusetts Press
ISBN 10: 1558499202 ISBN 13: 9781558499201
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Massachusetts Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781558499201

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Michael Hoberman
Published by UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS PR (2011)
ISBN 10: 1558499202 ISBN 13: 9781558499201
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS PR, 2011. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TV9781558499201

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.22
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book