Doubting the Devout: The Ultra-Orthodox in the Jewish American Imagination

Doubting the Devout: The Ultra-Orthodox in the Jewish American Imagination

Before 1985, depictions of ultra-Orthodox Jews in popular American culture were rare, and if they did appear, in films such as Fiddler on the Roof or within the novels of Chaim Potok, they evoked a nostalgic vision of Old World tradition. Yet the ordination of women into positions of religious leadership and other controversial issues have sparked an increasingly visible and voluble culture war between America's ultra-Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews, one that has… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (November 01, 2009)

Collection: Religion and American Culture

Parent ISBN: 9780231141871

Language: English


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