Isaac leeser and the making of american judaism american jewish civilization series by lance j sussman 1996 09 01 books amazonca. Arriving in the us in 1824 isaac leeser 1806 68 found no organized jewish community and met jews who had no concern for protecting jewish rights or expanding the jewish social position in america he responded by working to unite the older generation of american born jews with the new immigrants of the 1830s 50s by laying the foundation of the american jewish press by helping . Isaac leeser and the making of american judaism also tells an important part of the story of judaisms response to the challenge of political freedom and social acceptance in a new modern society judaism itself was transformed as it came to terms with america and the key figure in this process was isaac leeser. Isaac leeser and the making of american judaism american jewish civilization lance j sussman hardcover list price 2699 individual store prices may vary other editions of this title paperback 10 1 1996 description more than any other person of his time isaac leeser 0806 1868 envisioned the development of a major center of jewish culture and religious activity in the united . The american jewish civilization series features works of original scholarship and synthesis that advance our understanding of the american jewish experience the series includes books of historical social cultural religious biographical and regional interest
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