Survival Through Integration: American Reform Jewish Universalism And The Holocaust
The book focuses on the most prominent exponents of the universalistic ideology of American Reform Judaism in the 1930s and 1940s. Those who attempted to maintain unquestioning fealty to the principles of universalistic Reform, even in view of the disheartening realities of the Holocaust, are the heroes of the plot that unfolds here. The way they struggled for their beliefs should be viewed as a point of departure for a more general discussion of the challenge posed by the Holocaust to the modern Jewish belief in the possibility and desirability of full cultural and social Jewish integration into non-Jewish society at large.
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Before the Universalistic Coping Pattern Coalesced
B Universalistic Coping Patterns Start to Form
Transformation of the Universalistic Perspective into a Jewish Existential Ideology
B The Eretz Israel Connection Aggravates an Internal Jewish Threat
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B Julian Morgenstern Encounters Jewish Culture and Zionism
C An Escalating Threat to the Universalistic Jewish Sense of Belonging
D The Complexion of the AntiZionist Struggle Begins to Change
B The Dual Challenge of UltraParticularistic and UltraUniversalistic Responses
C In the Eye of the Storm
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B Americanizing the Response to Antisemitism
C A Coping Pattern or an Escape Mechanism?
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