Discover how Orthodox Judaism rose from near oblivion to a significant
influence in America!
The story of Orthodox growth in twentieth century America is one of struggle
and determination, setbacks and near-miraculous victories. To understand the
Orthodoxy of today, examine the roots of its resurgence in the first half of
the twentieth century.
- How did this minority within a minority of American Jews establish
a cultural framework that carried them into the 21st century?
- When and why did the Hebrew Day School movement take root?
- What legal and moral battles were fought by a handful of activists who founded
the Orthodox Union, the Young Israel movement and Agudath Israel?
At the heart of this wonderful volume are 52 biographical vignettes of leading
figures of Orthodox Jewry. These are not only warm and exciting -- they bring
to life the great struggles in American Jewish life and the courage, imagination,
and conviction of the pioneering leaders and laymen.
Studded with hundreds of fascinating historical photos, biographical vignettes
and a glossary of Hebrew terms, this book that will explain the mystery of Orthodox
vibrancy to every Jew.
8 1/2" x 11" Coffe-table Gift Edition. A meaningful and illuminating gift!