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The Resource Leaving the Jewish fold : conversion and radical assimilation in modern Jewish history, Todd M. Endelman

Leaving the Jewish fold : conversion and radical assimilation in modern Jewish history, Todd M. Endelman

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Leaving the Jewish fold : conversion and radical assimilation in modern Jewish history
Title
Leaving the Jewish fold
Title remainder
conversion and radical assimilation in modern Jewish history
Statement of responsibility
Todd M. Endelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between the French Revolution and World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jews left the Jewish fold<U+0127> �by becoming Christians or, in liberal states, by intermarrying. Telling the stories of both famous and obscure individuals, 'Leaving the Jewish' Fold explores the nature of this drift and defection from Judaism in Europe and America from the eighteenth century to today. Arguing that religious conviction was rarely a motive for Jews who became Christians, Todd Endelman shows that those who severed their Jewish ties were driven above all by pragmatic concerns<U+0127> �especially the desire to escape the stigma of Jewishness and its social, occupational, and emotional burdens. Through a detailed and colorful narrative, Endelman considers the social settings, national contexts, and historical circumstances that encouraged Jews to abandon Judaism, and factors that worked to the opposite effect. Demonstrating that anti-Jewish prejudice weighed more heavily on the Jews of Germany and Austria than those living in France and other liberal states as early as the first half of the nineteenth century, he reexamines how Germany's political and social development deviated from other European states. Endelman also reveals that liberal societies such as Great Britain and the United States, which tolerated Jewish integration, promoted radical assimilation and the dissolution of Jewish ties as often as hostile, illiberal societies such as Germany and Poland.--
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Endelman, Todd M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jews
  • Christian converts from Judaism
  • Jews
  • Christian converts from Judaism
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Europe
Label
Leaving the Jewish fold : conversion and radical assimilation in modern Jewish history, Todd M. Endelman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Conversion in medieval and early modern Europe -- Conversion in the age of Enlightenment and Emancipation -- Conversion in the age of illiberalism -- Defection and drift, early- and mid-twentieth century -- Intermarriage and integration mid-century to the present -- Conversions of conviction -- Neither Jew nor Christian, new religions, new creeds -- In baptism's wake
Control code
FIEb17672648
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 425 pages
Isbn
9780691004792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 18140737
  • (OCoLC)879851813
Label
Leaving the Jewish fold : conversion and radical assimilation in modern Jewish history, Todd M. Endelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Conversion in medieval and early modern Europe -- Conversion in the age of Enlightenment and Emancipation -- Conversion in the age of illiberalism -- Defection and drift, early- and mid-twentieth century -- Intermarriage and integration mid-century to the present -- Conversions of conviction -- Neither Jew nor Christian, new religions, new creeds -- In baptism's wake
Control code
FIEb17672648
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 425 pages
Isbn
9780691004792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 18140737
  • (OCoLC)879851813

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