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The Resource Messianism, secrecy, and mysticism : a new interpretation of early American Jewish life, Laura Arnold Leibman

Messianism, secrecy, and mysticism : a new interpretation of early American Jewish life, Laura Arnold Leibman

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Messianism, secrecy, and mysticism : a new interpretation of early American Jewish life
Title
Messianism, secrecy, and mysticism
Title remainder
a new interpretation of early American Jewish life
Statement of responsibility
Laura Arnold Leibman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Messianism, Secrecy and Mysticism tells the history of Early American Jews, focusing on the objects of everyday life used and created by Jews, such as ritual baths, food, gravestones, portraits, furniture, as well as the synagogue. By uncovering these objects and exposing the common culture of the Jewish Atlantic world, the book provides a fresh understanding of a crucial era in Jewish and American history. It offers new insights about the origins of Jewish American messianism, helping readers better understand messianism in contemporary American society. It charts the shared culture of these Jews who lived in the port towns in the Caribbean and on both sides of the Atlantic, and author Laura Arnold Leibman argues that thinking about Judaism as an embodied religion is key to understanding their culture. Messianism, Secrecy and Mysticism makes early Jewish American history entertaining, accessible, and interesting to general readers, as well as to academic audiences."--Publisher's website
Awards note
Jewish Book Council National Jewish Book Awards Winner
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leibman, Laura Arnold
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Messianism
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Messianism
  • America
  • Judentum
  • Messianismus
  • USA
  • Judar
  • Messianism
  • Judendom
  • Amerika
Label
Messianism, secrecy, and mysticism : a new interpretation of early American Jewish life, Laura Arnold Leibman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Friendly piranhas -- New Jerusalem -- Black Jews -- The world-to-come -- Soul food -- From holy land to New England Canaan -- The secret lives of men
Control code
761380556
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 388 pages
Isbn
9780853038337
Lccn
2011279635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 648
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)761380556
Label
Messianism, secrecy, and mysticism : a new interpretation of early American Jewish life, Laura Arnold Leibman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Friendly piranhas -- New Jerusalem -- Black Jews -- The world-to-come -- Soul food -- From holy land to New England Canaan -- The secret lives of men
Control code
761380556
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 388 pages
Isbn
9780853038337
Lccn
2011279635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 648
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)761380556

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