Cosmopolitans and Parochials
Modern Orthodox Jews in America
Heilman and Cohen reveal that American Jewish Orthodoxy is not a monolith by distinguishing its three broad varieties: the "traditionalists," the "centrists," and the "nominally" orthodox. To illuminate this full spectrum of orthodoxy the authors focus on the "centrists," taking us through the dimensions of their ritual observances, religious beliefs, community life, and their social, political, and sexual attitudes. Both parochial and cosmopolitan, orthodox and liberal, these Jews are characterized by their dualism, by their successful involvement in both the modern Western world and in traditional Jewish culture. In painting this provocative and fascinating portrait of what Jewish Orthodoxy has become in America today, Heilman and Cohen's study also sheds light on the larger picture of the persistence of religion in the modern world.
2. Mitzva: Ritual Practices and Orthodox Jews
3. The Religious Faith and Fervency of Orthodox Jews
4. Kehilla: Orthodox Insularity and Community Boundaries
5. The Ethos of Orthodoxy: Political, Social, and Sexual Attitudes
6. Whither Orthodoxy?