Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Texas Jews may be only a small proportion of the state's population, but their leaders have often shone as unlikely stars in this Bible Belt state. Grounded in the culture that gave rise to Christianity and thus sharing many of the community's values, rabbis schooled outside the region brought erudition and an exotic individuality to the frontier. Furthermore, a rabbi's prophetic sense of social justice, honed through centuries of Talmudic thought, gave a Hebrew minister moral clout in a vigilante climate.Because Texas synagogues were small, rabbis served entire communities, evolving into public figures recruited for an array of roles. They blessed stock shows and rodeos. They founded hospitals, symphonies, and charities. They broadcast Sunday sermons over the radio. They challenged the Ku Klux Klan and fought for academic freedom and prison reform. Their names are etched on cornerstones and scrawled on state documents. Welcomed as leaders of the Chosen People, rabbis thrived, and many stayed their entire careers.Rabbis who accepted a call to the Lone Star State when it was still on the edge of the frontier often ventured out West as a last resort. Some were freelancers, never ordained. Others came because they had no better pulpit offers. A number had left Europe as rebels, seeking to escape traditional religious practices. These maverick rabbis were drawn to places with little Jewish history or hierarchy -- communities such as Beaumont, Galveston, Fort Worth, Lubbock, El Paso, and Tyler -- where they created their own religious blueprints.This thoroughly researched and engaging volume, covering a time span from the 1870s through the 1920s, tells the lively stories of elevenrabbis, their lives, and their Texas towns, from big cities such as Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio to the remote locales of Hempstead and Brownsville. Sit back and enjoy Texas history through rabbinical eyes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A fraction of Texans are Jewish, yet Texas rabbis are among the most influential, colorful, and celebrated figures in the state's history and culture. In Jewish Stars in Texas, Hollace Ava Weiner examines eleven rabbis whose wisdom and leadership were felt not only by their congregations but also by their communities.
Texas proved to be a blank slate for many rabbis -- a chance to escape traditional practices, make a fresh start, or, simply, a chance to make a living. Of Weiner's eleven rabbis, ten grew to lead Reform congregations, stressing social justice and community service, and one was affiliated with Conservative Judaism, which seeks to balance tradition with modernity.
Jewish Stars in Texas begins with the first large wave of Jewish immigrants to arrive in Texas in the 1870s. Weiner addresses the rabbis' roles as mixers, who bridged Jewish traditions with the cultural demands of Texas, and as motivators, who stirred up involvement in social causes.
The influence of these Texas rabbis -- whether it involved fighting the Ku Klux Klan or founding a symphony -- can be appreciated by everyone who benefitted from the causes they championed. Jews and Texans who wish to learn more about their heritage will find this book essential reading and an engaging source of informative and colorful stories.
Inhaltsangabe: "This thoroughly researched volume, covering a time span from the 1870s through the 1920s, tells the lively stories of eleven rabbis, their lives, and their Texas towns, from big cities such as Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio to the remote locales of Hempstead and Brownsville."--BOOK JACKET.
Buchbeschreibung Texas A&M University Press, 1999. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP82298764
Buchbeschreibung Texas A&M University Press, 1999. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87592584
Buchbeschreibung Texas A&M University Press, 1999. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP12995953
Buchbeschreibung Texas A&M University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0890969000
Buchbeschreibung Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 1999. Hardbound. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. Octavo in dust jacket, xxiv, 302 pp., b/w photos, map, notes, bibliography, index, small ink-stamps on the edges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 80004
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808909690073.0
Buchbeschreibung Texas A & M Univ Pr, College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 1999. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition/First Printing. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 24797
Buchbeschreibung Texas A & M University Press, College, Station, Texas, 1999. First Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. off white DJ spine with blue and black lettering. illustrated jacket front and partial rear. edgewear is minimal to corners. solid navy clothbound HB with stamped titling in silver, gently curved in board corners. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. textblock skimmed lightly, with minimal wear. neatly smooth edges, 302 pp. ISBN# 0890969000. Rockville. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7-72-1251632
Buchbeschreibung Texas A & M University Press., College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. HARDCOVER; personal inscription on front endpage; o/w in very condition with dustjacket. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007648
Buchbeschreibung Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 1999. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. 301 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 133172