A Time for Searching: Entering the Mainstream, 1920-1945
"In this fourth volume, [the author] notes that the decline of religiousness in the second and third generations of American Jews was balanced by the development of an activist political culture based an elaborate organizational life, an effective fund-raising apparatus, and Zionism, with its notion of Jewish peoplehood. That reshaping of American Jewish individual and communal identity in some measure accounts for the insufficient response to the plight of European Jews during the Holocaust. American Jewry's remarkable achievement in the private sphere overshadowed its weakness in the public one"--Series Editor's forword.
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