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Eli Faber, John Jay College (CUNY)

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Exploration of two contrary tendencies among colonial American Jews to achieve consensus within their religious fellowship. In one case, they relied upon European precedent by attempting to recreate the kehilla in America, while in the other they rejected European precedents that forbade commonality among Ashkenazim and Sepharadim. The outcome was a new kind of community: the voluntary one.

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  • Minute Book of the Congregation Shearith Israel in New York (1730-1760)

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http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/emw/emw2010/

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Start Date

16-8-2010 1:00 PM

Location

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

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Aug 16th, 1:00 PM

The Struggle to Transcend Differences and Conflicts Among Early American Jewry

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Exploration of two contrary tendencies among colonial American Jews to achieve consensus within their religious fellowship. In one case, they relied upon European precedent by attempting to recreate the kehilla in America, while in the other they rejected European precedents that forbade commonality among Ashkenazim and Sepharadim. The outcome was a new kind of community: the voluntary one.

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • Minute Book of the Congregation Shearith Israel in New York (1730-1760)

https://fordham.bepress.com/emw/emw2010/emw2010/6