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Canada's Jews

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Ira Robinson is Professor of Judaic studies in the Department of Religion of Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. He is Presid... Weiterlesen
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Ira Robinson is Professor of Judaic studies in the Department of Religion of Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. He is President of the Canadian Society for Jewish Studies. His latest books are: Rabbis and Their Community: Studies in the Eastern European Orthodox Rabbinate in Montreal, 1896-1930 (2007) and Translating a Tradition: Studies in American Jewish History (2009).


At approximately 364,000, Canada is home to one of the world's largest and most culturally creative Jewish communities, one of the few communities in the Diaspora that continues to grow demographically. This book covers topics from history and religion to the intellectual and cultural contributions of Canada's Jews.


Preface -- In Time: Canada's Jews & Their History; Jews & New France; Jewish beginnings under the British (eighteenth century); Jews in British North America (nineteenth century); Eastern European Jewish immigration & its impact: Farming Colonies & the West; Eastern European Jewish immigration & its impact: Quebec & Ontario; Jewish Labour; Jews & the Political & Social Life of Canada (to 1945): anti-Semitism; Zionism; Canadian Jewish Congress; Jews in Post-war Canada: Holocaust survivors, Sephardim, Russians & Israelis, Federations & Communal Governance; Part II: In Space: a Survey of Jews in Contemporary Canada -- Toronto; Montreal; Vancouver; Winnipeg; Maritimes; Central Canada (not including Toronto & Montreal ); Prairies (not including Winnipeg ); West & North (not including Vancouver); Part III. In Spirit: the Religious & Cultural Expressions of Canadian Jews -- Ashkenazic Orthodox: Hasidic, Modern, Kashrut; Sephardic; Non-Orthodox: Conservative, Reconstructionist & Reform; Languages, Literatures & Cultures -- Yiddish; Jews in Canadian literature; Jews in Quebec literature; Canadian Jewish Studies; Conclusion; Index.


Titel: Canada's Jews
Untertitel: In Time, Space and Spirit
EAN: 9781934843864
ISBN: 1934843865
Format: Fester Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 504
Gewicht: 879g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm x T31mm
Jahr: 2013



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