Download e-book for kindle: And I Will Dwell in Their Midst: Orthodox Jews in Suburbia by Etan Diamond

By Etan Diamond

ISBN-10: 080782576X

ISBN-13: 9780807825761

ISBN-10: 0807848891

ISBN-13: 9780807848890

Suburbia would possibly not appear like a lot of a spot to pioneer, yet for younger, religiously dedicated Jewish households, it truly is open territory." This sentiment--expressed within the early Seventies via an Orthodox Jew in suburban Toronto--captures the essence of the suburban Orthodox Jewish event of the overdue 20th century. even though not often linked to postwar suburbia, Orthodox Jews in metropolitan parts around the usa and Canada have effectively mixed suburban existence and the tradition of consumerism with a powerful experience of non secular traditionalism and neighborhood unity. by way of their very lifestyles in suburbia, argues Etan Diamond, Orthodox Jewish groups problem dominant assumptions approximately society and non secular tradition within the 20th century.

Using the historical past of Orthodox Jewish suburbanization in Toronto, Diamond explores the several parts of the North American suburban Orthodox Jewish neighborhood: sacred areas, synagogues, colleges, kosher houses, and social networks. In a bigger experience, notwithstanding, his ebook tells a narrative of the way traditionalist spiritual groups have thrived within the so much secular of environments. In so doing, it pushes our present realizing of towns and suburbs and their non secular groups in new directions.

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