Urban Origins of American Judaism

For several centuries, five cities with the largest Jewish populations accounted for 75% of American Jews. Urbanism and Judaism went hand in hand as Jews created new forms of religion rooted in their experiences of living in cities.

Lecture Description

Until Jews settled in the suburbs in the decades after World War II, most American Jews lived in cities. In fact, for several centuries, five cities with the largest Jewish populations accounted for 75% of American Jews. Urbanism and Judaism went hand in hand as Jews created new forms of religion rooted in their experiences of living in cities. This lecture explores key aspects of Judaism as it emerged from encounters with American cities.

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Jewish Urban and Suburban

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