Orthodox Jews in America

For more on the founding of the yeshiva and its earliest students, see Gurock, The Men and Women of Yeshiva, 20–21 and Klaperman, 88. 85. For an analysis of the rabbis' organizational constitution, see below, 118–122. 86.

Orthodox Jews in America

Although there are many good books on the history of Jews in America and a smaller subset that focuses on aspects of Orthodox Judaism in contemporary times, no one, until now, has written an overview of how Orthodoxy in America has evolved over the centuries from the first arrivals in the 17th century to the present. This broad overview by Gurock (Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva Univ.; Judaism's Encounter with American Sports) is distinctive in examining how Orthodox Jews have coped with the personal, familial, and communal challenges of religious freedom, economic opportunity, and social integration, as well as uncovering historical reactionary tensions to alternative Jewish movements in multicultural and pluralistic America. Gurock raises penetrating questions about the compatibility of modern culture with pious practices and sensitively explores the relationship of feminism to traditional Orthodox Judaism. There are several excellent reference sources on Orthodox Jews in America, e.g., Rabbi Moshe D. Sherman's outstanding Orthodox Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook, to which this is an accessible and illuminating companion; recommended not only for serious readers on the topic but for general readers as well.David B. Levy, Touro Coll. Women's Seminary Lib., Brooklyn, NY Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Judaism s Encounter with American Sports

See Gurock , The Men and Women of Yeshiva , 67-81 , for the history of the integration of a Mizrachi - initiated Teachers Institute within Revel's American yeshiva community . 23. On the problems Orthodox students of the 1920s had in ...

Judaism s Encounter with American Sports

Judaism's Encounter with American Sports examines how sports entered the lives of American Jewish men and women and how the secular values of sports threatened religious identification and observance. What do Jews do when a society -- in this case, a team -- "chooses them in," but demands commitments that clash with ancestral ties and practices? Jeffrey S. Gurock uses the experience of sports to illuminate an important mode of modern Jewish religious conflict and accommodation to America. He considers the defensive strategies American Jewish leaders have employed in response to sports' challenges to identity, such as using temple and synagogue centers, complete with gymnasiums and swimming pools, to attract the athletically inclined to Jewish life. Within the suburban frontiers of post--World War II America, sports-minded modern Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform rabbis competed against one another for the allegiances of Jewish athletes and all other Americanized Jews. In the present day, tensions among Jewish movements are still played out in the sports arena. Today, in a mostly accepting American society, it is easy for sports-minded Jews to assimilate completely, losing all regard for Jewish ties. At the same time, a very tolerant America has enabled Jews to succeed in the sports world, while keeping faith with Jewish traditions. Gurock foregrounds his engaging book against his own experiences as a basketball player, coach, and marathon runner. By using the metaphor of sports, Judaism's Encounter with American Sports underscores the basic religious dilemmas of our day.

Jews Sports and the Rites of Citizenship

On the early history of Etz Chaim's curriculum, see Gurock, The Men and Women of Yeshiva: Higher Education, Orthodoxy and American Judaism (New York: Columbia University Press, 1988), 14–17. On the amount of time allocated to general ...

Jews  Sports  and the Rites of Citizenship

How sports can provide a path toward citizenship for minority populations

The Rav

Jeffery S. Gurock , The Men and Women of Yeshiva : Higher Education , Orthodoxy , and American Judaism ( New York : Columbia University Press , 1988 ) , p . 132 , and Meiselman , Soloveitchik Heritage , pp . 256-257 . 42.

The Rav

"This first volume recounts the details of the lives of the Rav and his forebears. This volume and the next constitute a scholarly attempt to detail the quests and ideas of one of the major personalities of modern American Jewish Orthodoxy". -- Jacket.

Encyclopedia of Judaism

Yeshiva University in New York City began as Yeshiva Eitz Chaim in 1886 on New York's LOWER EAST SIDE. In 1896, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological ... Yeshiva University also runs a university program in ISRAEL for men and women.

Encyclopedia of Judaism

An illustrated A to Z reference containing over 800 entries providing information on the theology, people, historical events, institutions and movements related to the religion of Judaism.

Cosmopolitans and Parochials

The number of men who attend services at least weekly was greater among younger men . ... Certainly for the men , and to a lesser extent for the women , yeshiva or day school attendance has become something of a prerequisite for ...

Cosmopolitans and Parochials

Discusses the reasons why Orthodox Judaism is flourishing in the United States and examines the tensions between traditional Jewish and American values

American Judaism

CCARYB 39 (1920): 255; Census of Religious Bodies 1926, 19; Rudavsky, “Trends in Jewish School Organization and Enrollment in New York City, ... Gurock, The Men and Women of Yeshiva, 78, 186–212; Gordis as excerpted in Waxman (ed.) ...

American Judaism

Jonathan D. Sarna's award-winning American Judaism is now available in an updated and revised edition that summarizes recent scholarship and takes into account important historical, cultural, and political developments in American Judaism over the past fifteen years. Praise for the first edition: "Sarna . . . has written the first systematic, comprehensive, and coherent history of Judaism in America; one so well executed, it is likely to set the standard for the next fifty years."--Jacob Neusner, Jerusalem Post "A masterful overview."--Jeffrey S. Gurock, American Historical Review "This book is destined to be the new classic of American Jewish history."--Norman H. Finkelstein, Jewish Book World Winner of the 2004 National Jewish Book Award/Jewish Book of the Year

The Encyclopedia of New York City

Incorporated under the auspices of Orthodox Jews, it began in 1886 as Yeshiva Etz Chaim, a small elementary yeshiva for ... Jeffrey S. Gurock, The Men and Women of Yeshiva: Higher Education, Orthodoxy, and American Judaism (New York: ...

The Encyclopedia of New York City

Covering an exhaustive range of information about the five boroughs, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence, and selling out its first printing before it was officially published. But much has changed since the volume first appeared in 1995: the World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman has become an unlikely three-term mayor, and urban regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the High Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the Lower East Side—has become commonplace. To reflect such innovation and change, this definitive, one-volume resource on the city has been completely revised and expanded. The revised edition includes 800 new entries that help complete the story of New York: from Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11 to public order. The new material includes broader coverage of subject areas previously underserved as well as new maps and illustrations. Virtually all existing entries—spanning architecture, politics, business, sports, the arts, and more—have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades. The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City convey the richness and diversity of its subject in great breadth and detail, and will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for everyone who has even a passing interest in the American metropolis.

The Unofficial Unbiased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges 2005

... Women : 44 % Total Undergrad Population Caucasian : 84 % International : 7 % Inside the Classroom The two single - sex undergraduate colleges at Yeshiva University are Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women ; both men and women ...

The Unofficial  Unbiased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges 2005

Furnishes information on 331 selective colleges and universities throughout the United States, providing facts about student demographics, academic programs, student life, selectivity data, and admissions requirements.

Tradition Renewed The making of an institution of Jewish higher learning

On Revel's restructuring of the yeshiva . see Gurock , The Men and Women of Yeshiva , pp . 48-52 . 53. On the founding of the Talmudical Academy , see Seth Taylor , Between Tradition and Modernity : A History of the Marsha Stern ...

Tradition Renewed  The making of an institution of Jewish higher learning


Women and the Study of Torah

It is now almost the norm for both male and female yeshiva high school graduates to spend a year at a yeshiva in Israel . For the men , two years of learning is now increasingly acceptable , and the growth in men's learning has quite ...

Women and the Study of Torah

The first set of essays in this book discusses the longstanding debate in Jewish law on the appropriateness of women Studying the oral law. the second part consists of more personal observations by people who are involved in Jewish education.

Women s Studies in Religion

The yeshiva's cook, a boisterous Tunisian woman named Juliette, doubled as a matchmaker and would “match” young women with boys from the men's yeshiva down the road. If both headmasters agreed to the match, the couple was generally ...

Women s Studies in Religion

Women's Studies in Religion: A Multicultural Reader uses essays written by today's most respected feminist voices to examine the impact of contemporary feminism on the practice and study of religion. Many in the field have expressed the need for a reader that is both accessible to undergraduates who have little background in the study of religion and that shows the transforming impact of feminism on the religious lives of American womean. This book meets that need.

Reading Jewish Women

Authors on the one hand often repeatedly apologized for writing in Yiddish and to a female audience , while on the other ... as does he , to men and women , yeshiva students and “ common ” people alike , must write in this language .

Reading Jewish Women

A fascinating look at how the marginal status of Jewish women enabled them to become agents of modernization in nineteenth-century Eastern European Jewish society.

The Messiah of Brooklyn

As expressed by Rabbi Manis Friedman , the head of the Beis Chana women's yeshiva : . . n men and women generally have two fundamentally different approaches to life : the man yearns to " slay the dragons " of injustice and inequity ...

The Messiah of Brooklyn


Ritual and Ethnic Identity

The world of the "classical" yeshiva, even in its contemporary versions, is an entirely male domain. Its participants observe a strict code of dress and grooming ... Whatever the means used, the separation of women from men is complete.

Ritual and Ethnic Identity

In this innovative and comprehensive collection of essays Jack Lightstone and Frederick Bird document and interpret ritual practice among contemporary Canadian Jews. They particularly focus on the character and meaning of the public performance of the Sabbath liturgy in six urban Canadian synagogues, ranging from Orthodox to Reform, and from large congregations to a small house synagogue-yeshiva (rabbinic academy). Their examination of synagogue ritual is complemented with accounts of the ritual life of contemporary Canadian Jews outside the synagogue — amongst their families, within their homes and beyond. In contrast with other studies of Jewish observance, Lightstone and Bird document not simply which rituals are practised and how often; rather they stress the meaning, including the social meaning, of these rituals and treat them as complex symbolic systems. Their multidisciplinary approach together with their openness to include a wide variety of phenomena in their study (for example, the organization of the physical setting of the Sabbath, dress codes and patterns of greeting and handshaking) place this work at the very forefront of current research. Ritual and Ethnic Identity will be of great value to historians and sociologists of religion, anthropologists and all those concerned with religion, ritual and Canadian Jewish and ethnic studies.

Philosophers on Education

The good woman is one who identifies with the community's highest value, of study. ... The traditional justification of the Yeshivas as institutions of men for men is based on the doubt that women are intellectually competent, ...

Philosophers on Education

Philosophers on Education offers us the most comprehensive available history of philosopher's views and impacts on the directions of education. As Amelie Rorty explains, in describing a history of education, we are essentially describing and gaining the clearest understanding of the issues that presently concern and divide us. The essays in this stellar collection are written by some of the finest comtemporary philosophers. Those interested in history of philosophy, epistemology, moral psychology and education, and political theory will find Philosophers on Education to be both an engaging and fascinating read.

Authentically Orthodox

newspaper complaining that female students should be more punctilious in observing the “10-minute telephone rule. ... Like the earlier generation of Yeshiva students, this young man was troubled by the increased presence of women uptown ...

Authentically Orthodox

Explores religious change in Orthodox Judaism, specifically the indigenous American religious culture.

The Men and Women of Yeshiva

This volume is a comprehensive encyclopedia of leaders and officials of governments, international organizations, political parties, and military institutions.

The Men and Women of Yeshiva

This volume is a comprehensive encyclopedia of leaders and officials of governments, international organizations, political parties, and military institutions. Based on years of research in archives and institutions around the world, and particularly authoritative on Asia and the Pacific, this bilingual (Japanese / English) compilation will be a resource for researchers, journalists, and government officials worldwide.

American Education

Eastern Montana College of Education , $ 4,933,000 for men's and women's housing and dining facilities . nior College , $ 1,387,000 for women's and faculty housing ; Yeshiva U. , $ 4,725,000 for co - ed student and faculty housing ...

American Education


Jewish Companion Bk Cd

Yeshiva University offers courses in liturgical music but stresses proficiency as a baal t'fila rather than the ... Kol b'isha erva ( prohibition of women singing for men ) historically prevented synagogues from allowing a woman to ...

Jewish Companion Bk Cd

(Tara Books). Noted musicologist Velvel Pasternak has worked to capture and transmit the musical traditions of world Jewish communities. The Jewish Music Companion is dedicated to those topics that represent the broad panorama of Jewish music. Written in an easily understandable manner, the book is comprised of four sections: An Historical Overview; Jewish Music Artists; Annotated Folksongs; and an Appendix. Transcriptions of music with chords are included, as well as a CD with 14 selections representing the spectrum of Jewish folksongs.