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Author Rubel, Nora L., 1974-

Title Doubting the devout : the ultra-orthodox in the Jewish American imagination / Nora L. Rubel.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Religion and American culture
Religion and American culture (New York, N.Y.)
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents A family feud -- Orthodoxy and nostalgia in the American Jewish imagination -- Rebbes' daughters: the new chosen -- The new Jewish gothic -- Muggers in black coats -- Conclusion: they are us in other clothes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Before 1985, depictions of ultra-Orthodox Jews in popular American culture were rare, and if they did appear, in films such as Fiddler on the Roof or within the novels of Chaim Potok, they evoked a nostalgic vision of Old World tradition. Yet the ordination of women into positions of religious leadership and other controversial issues have sparked an increasingly visible and voluble culture war between America's ultra-Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews, one that has found a particularly creative voice in literature, media, and film. Unpacking the work of Allegra Goodman, Tova.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Ultra-Orthodox Jews -- United States -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- United States.
Jews in popular culture -- United States.
American fiction -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
United States.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780231512589 (electronic bk.)
0231512589 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.7312/rube14186