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Britain's Chief Rabbis and the religious character of Anglo-Jewry, 1880-1970

By Benjamin Elton

Britain's Chief Rabbis and the religious character of Anglo-Jewry, 1880-1970
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  • Publish Date: Dec 2009
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  • Publish Date: Jun 2014
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9547-4
    • Pages: 308
    • Price: £25.00
    • Published Date: June 2014

    Description

    This book presents a radical new interpretation of Britain's Chief Rabbis from Nathan Adler to Immanuel Jakobovits. It examines the theologies of the Chief Rabbis and seeks to reveal and explain their impact on the religious life of Anglo-Jewry.

    Elton overturns the argument that there was a significant shift to the right in the Chief Rabbinate during the period studied, and thereby sets out a new interpretation of the most important event in Anglo-Jewish religious history in the twentieth century, the Jacobs affair. This fascinating study develops a new and improved typology of the Jewish response to modernity, and is therefore a contribution to the neglected area of Anglo-Jewish religious history, and the history of modern Judaism as a whole.

    It will be an essential resource for those studying Judaism in the modern period or the effects of modernity on religion.

    Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of illustrations
    1. Introduction
    2. Historical context
    3. Jewish religious responses to modernity - a typology
    4. Intellectual context: theology and theologians
    5. The theology of Hermann Adler
    6. The religious policy of Hermann Adler
    7. The theology of JH Hertz
    8. The religious policy of JH Hertz
    9. From the Second World War to the Jacobs Affair
    10. The religious character of the Chief Rabbis, and of Anglo-Jewry
    Bibliography
    Index

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    Benjamin J. Elton is a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies

    Britain's Chief Rabbis and the religious character of Anglo-Jewry, 1880-1970

    By Benjamin Elton

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