In this Book

Wayne State University Press
summary
Riv-Ellen Prell spent eighteen months of participant observation field research studying a countercultural havurah to determine why these groups emerged in the United States during the 1970s. In her book, she explores the central questions posed by the early havurot and their founders. She also examines the havurah as a development of American Judaism, continuing-rather than rejecting-many of the previous generations' ideas about religion. Combining history and ethnography, Prell uses current theories about ritual and prayer to understand men's and women's struggles with their religious tradition and their desire to create community.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication, Epigraph
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. Decorum in American Judaism: The Sacred in Social Interaction
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  1. 2. Havurah Judaism: Old World Decorum and Countercultural Aesthetics
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  1. 3. A Sabbath Minyan: Organization, Decorum, and Experience
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  1. 4. The Constituents of Minyan Prayer: Community, Interpretation, and Halaha
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  1. 5. The Prayer Crisis
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  1. 6. Praying in the Minyan: Performance and Covenant
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  1. 7. Community, Visibility, and Gender in Prayer
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  1. Conclusion
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814344477
Related ISBN
9780814344460
MARC Record
OCLC
1014125039
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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