A People Divided

Judaism in Contemporary America

Jack Wertheimer

This brilliant analysis of American Judaism in the last half of the 20th century won the 1993-94 National Jewish Book Award for the best book on contemporary Jewry and also was named an Outstanding Book of 1993 by Choice. Jack Wertheimer examines how fundamental changes in American society have affected Jewish religious and communal life, paying special attention to contradictions and schisms that threaten the integrity of American Jewish practices and beliefs. A People Divided remains an essential primer for anyone interested in the ongoing debate about what constitutes Jewishness and who is a Jew.

Paper: $40
ISBN-13: 9780874518481
Pages: 287 | Size: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
Date Published: September 1, 1997

About the Author

Jack Wertheimer

Jack Wertheimer is Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History, The Jewish Theological Seminary. Wertheimer is the author or editor of more than a dozen volumes, including, The New Jewish Leaders: Reshaping the American Jewish Landscape (Brandeis University Press, 2011).