Chaim I. Waxman is chair of the Behavior Sciences Department of Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem and Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Jewish Studies, Rutgers University.
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1. Group Size, Social Class, Religion, and Politics
2. The Contemporary Orthodox Jewish Family in America
3. It’s Kosher to be Orthodox in America
4. American Orthodoxy Adopts Stringency
5. Tensions within Modern Orthodoxy
6. Halakhic Change and Meta-Halakhah
7. Revival of the Bible
Along with his careful sociological analysis, [Waxman] brings an impeccable knowledge of Jewish history, law, and practice. His writing displays no perceivable bias for or against any denomination or sub-denomination of Judaism. He writes sociology without jargon, and, when necessary, explains fine points of Jewish law so that any reader can understand them.
Martin Lockshin, The Canadian Jewish News
The book is very well
written – wonder of wonders, a sociology book without jargon!
'The book was a pleasure to read, as
well as insightful and interesting.' Professor Menachem Kellner, Chair, Dept of Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Shalem College, Jerusalem
'The book was a pleasure to read, as well as insightful and interesting.'
Professor Menachem Kellner, Chair, Dept of Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Shalem College, Jerusalem
'Wonderful..... An invaluable
synthesis and a fine analysis of recent developments'
Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University
Size: 240 x 160 mm
Publication: August 1, 2017
Series: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization