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by Charles E. Silberman

Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Charles E. Silberman
ISBN: 0671628771
ISBN13: 978-0671628772
Language: English
Publisher: Summit Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 1986)
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Examines the American Jewish community and argues that American society is open to Jews as never before and they are not threatened by anti-Semitism or assimilation, but have experienced a revitalization of religious, cultural and intellectual life
Comments to eBook A Certain People: American Jews and Their Lives Today
Trash
For anyone interested in the state of American Jews today (June, 2013 A Certain People: American Jews and Their Lives Today), there would be, in the opinion of this reviewer, value in the author's well documented analysis (current at the time of his writing) to be not much different for a 21st Century reader/observer.
I was motivated to submit this comment having read the review from the distinguished scholar in Jerusalem, Israel.
Having visited in Israel several times and made some close friends there, I can understand Mr. Shalom Freedman's perspective, considering his concern for the future of Judaism. In fact, from my non-scholarly conversations and observations as a 3rd Generation American Jew, American Jews and Israeli Jews are worlds apart in attitudes and perspectives about Jews specifically and in general. It would take another book the size of Silberman's for detailing my comments, and I'm not the one to so accomplish that.
Joni_Dep
Just opened the book and read about how differences were being celebrated in 1985. Not so true in 2018. Will continue reading but saddened to hear he died in 2011. Would have liked to hear his current analysis.
Anarius
Silberman responded to the fears of the disappearance of the US Jewish community with an overly positive analysis of their situation. He points out rightly the great successes of the American Jewish community but misreads the meaning of intermarriage. And his suggestions about how this may increase the size and strength of the American community seem mistakenly optimistic. It is nice to be flattered and know how wonderful we all are, but sometimes the hard truth is necessary. And Silberman skips the many hard truths about the good share of the American Jewish community that is ignorant of all real Jewish knowledge and practice.
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