The Americanization of the Synagogue, 1820-1870 by Leon A. Jick
By Leon A. Jick
A vintage account of the expansion and improvement of Reform Judaism in nineteenth century the US is now in paperback with a brand new Foreword.
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Economic distress and unsettled political conditions in Europe, combined with an increasingly favorable view of America, served to provide the stimuli. The presence of fellow countrymen in the new world helped to dispel the fear of strangeness; their example proved to be both incentive and model for those to come. For Central European Jews, a trail had been blazed. Page 28 3 The Rising Tide, 18301840 In 1830 and 1831 there were anti-Semitic outbreaks in numerous areas in Germany. Although such episodes are frequently cited as the primary or even the sole explanation for a rise in Jewish emigration to America, a number of circumstances refute this view.
For Central European Jews, a trail had been blazed. Page 28 3 The Rising Tide, 18301840 In 1830 and 1831 there were anti-Semitic outbreaks in numerous areas in Germany. Although such episodes are frequently cited as the primary or even the sole explanation for a rise in Jewish emigration to America, a number of circumstances refute this view. In the first place, there is a long history of anti-Semitism in Germany and elsewhere which did not result in emigration. " 1 Much Jewish movement during this era was directed to cities in Germany where economic opportunity existed; the Jewish population of Berlin grew from 6,456 in 1840 to 36,015 in 1871.
JONATHAN D. SARNA Page ix Acknowledgments Of the many teachers and colleagues to whom I owe a debt of gratitude, I wish to single out three for special thanks. Professor Ellis Rivkin of the Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, first enabled me to appreciate the integral relationship between the history of the Jewish group and the larger context within which this history unfolded. Professor Robert Cross, formerly professor of American History at Columbia University and now a member of the faculty of the University of Virginia, guided me to an understanding of the history of American immigration and was teacher, mentor, and model for me.