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Judaism's Encounter with American Sports #2020

Judaism s Encounter with American Sports Judaism s Encounter with American Sports examines how sports entered the lives of American Jewish men and women and how the secular values of sports threatened religious identification and observance

  • Title: Judaism's Encounter with American Sports
  • Author: Jeffrey S. Gurock
  • ISBN: 9780253347008
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Judaism's Encounter with American Sports By Jeffrey S. Gurock, Judaism s Encounter with American Sports examines how sports entered the lives of American Jewish men and women and how the secular values of sports threatened religious identification and observance What do Jews do when a society in this case, a team chooses them in, but demands commitments that clash with ancestral ties and practices Jeffrey S Gurock uses the experJudaism s Encounter with American Sports examines how sports entered the lives of American Jewish men and women and how the secular values of sports threatened religious identification and observance What do Jews do when a society in this case, a team chooses them in, but demands commitments that clash with ancestral ties and practices Jeffrey S Gurock uses the experience of sports to illuminate an important mode of modern Jewish religious conflict and accommodation to America He considers the defensive strategies American Jewish leaders have employed in response to sports challenges to identity, such as using temple and synagogue centers, complete with gymnasiums and swimming pools, to attract the athletically inclined to Jewish life Within the suburban frontiers of post World War II America, sports minded modern Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform rabbis competed against one another for the allegiances of Jewish athletes and all other Americanized Jews In the present day, tensions among Jewish movements are still played out in the sports arena.Today, in a mostly accepting American society, it is easy for sports minded Jews to assimilate completely, losing all regard for Jewish ties At the same time, a very tolerant America has enabled Jews to succeed in the sports world, while keeping faith with Jewish traditions Gurock foregrounds his engaging book against his own experiences as a basketball player, coach, and marathon runner By using the metaphor of sports, Judaism s Encounter with American Sports underscores the basic religious dilemmas of our day.

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