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Pegeants of Sorrow, Celebration and Protest: The Public Culture of American Jews

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Publication Date: January 1996

Publisher(s): Oxford University Press

Author(s): Arthur Arieh Goren

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish culture

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Studies in Contemporary Jewry 12, 202-218. This study examines three 1905 events: the funeral of Nahum Meyer Shaikevich (Shomer); the 250th anniversary of Jewish settlement in America; and protest demonstrations mourning the victims of the October pogroms in tsarist Russia. These three episodes offer a paradigm of the public culture of American Jews, culture that exists till today although the form and idiom have changed.