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by Jeffrey S. Gurock

Free eBook Judaism's Encounter with American Sports (The Modern Jewish Experience) download ISBN: 0253347009
Author: Jeffrey S. Gurock
Publisher: Indiana University Press; 1St Edition edition (August 31, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 248
Category: Historical
Subcategory: World
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As Jeffrey Gurock skillfully shows, Judaism's Encounter with American Sports is the rare 'contest' that yields two winners. L. Jon Wertheim, Senior Writer Sports Illustrated).

As Jeffrey Gurock skillfully shows, Judaism's Encounter with American Sports is the rare 'contest' that yields two winners. This illuminating study uses sports as a prism through which to examine internecine and intergenerational conflict within the American Jewish community since the late nineteenth century. 94 2007 (JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY). Jeffrey Gurock has produced an important work that cuts across a range of topics in American culture including sport and class, sport and religion, and sport.

Gurock is the unrivaled expert on Orthodox Jews and Judaism in the United States, something he proves ably with this book

Gurock is the unrivaled expert on Orthodox Jews and Judaism in the United States, something he proves ably with this book. February 2010 (Lila Corwin Berman Temple University). Judaism’s Encounter with American Sports) is distinctive in examining how Orthodox Jews have coped with the personal, familial, and communal challenges of religious freedom, economic opportunity, and social integration, as well as uncovering historical reactionary tensions to alternative Jewish movements in multicultural and pluralistic America.

Jeffrey S. Gurock uses the experience of sports to illuminate an important mode of modern Jewish religious conflict and accommodation to America. He considers the defensive strategies American Jewish leaders have employed in response to sports' challenges to identity, such as using temple and synagogue centers, complete with gymnasiums and swimming pools, to attract the athletically inclined to Jewish life

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ISBN 0-19-508555-8; Judaism's Encounter with American Sports by Jeffrey S. Gurock (2005). Abrams, Nate : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum. Gurock is Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University and . Gurock is Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University and a scholar-athlete who has been an assistant basketball coach at Yeshiva University for a quarter-century. He is a distance runner and has competed in the New York City Marathon twelve times. The questions of accommodation to modern American culture are central to the place of sport in both branches of Judaism. He sees questions of assimilation and accommodation as central to the Jewish community in America, as it is for nearly all immigrant and religious communities.

Judaism's Encounter With American Sports (Modern Jewish Experience). A Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community. Jeffrey S. Gurock, Jacob J. Schacter. 1 Mb. 4 Mb. Category: theology occultism, west religion. He considers the defensive strategies American Jewish leaders have employed in response to sports’ challenges to identity, such as using temple and synagogue centers, complete with gymnasiums and swimming pools, to attract the athletically inclined to Jewish life

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Judaism’s Encounter with American Sports examines how sports entered the lives of American Jewish men and women and how the secular values of sports threatened religious identification and observance. What do Jews do when a society―in this case, a team―"chooses them in," but demands commitments that clash with ancestral ties and practices?

Jeffrey S. Gurock uses the experience of sports to illuminate an important mode of modern Jewish religious conflict and accommodation to America. He considers the defensive strategies American Jewish leaders have employed in response to sports’ challenges to identity, such as using temple and synagogue centers, complete with gymnasiums and swimming pools, to attract the athletically inclined to Jewish life. Within the suburban frontiers of post–World War II America, sports-minded modern Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform rabbis competed against one another for the allegiances of Jewish athletes and all other Americanized Jews. In the present day, tensions among Jewish movements are still played out in the sports arena.

Today, in a mostly accepting American society, it is easy for sports-minded Jews to assimilate completely, losing all regard for Jewish ties. At the same time, a very tolerant America has enabled Jews to succeed in the sports world, while keeping faith with Jewish traditions. Gurock foregrounds his engaging book against his own experiences as a basketball player, coach, and marathon runner. By using the metaphor of sports, Judaism’s Encounter with American Sports underscores the basic religious dilemmas of our day.