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Moore, Deborah Dash 1946-

Works: 45 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 13,143 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: F128.9.J5, 305.89240747
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Most widely held works about Deborah Dash Moore
Most widely held works by Deborah Dash Moore
GI Jews how World War II changed a generation by Deborah Dash Moore( )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over half a million Jews entered the U.S. Armed Forces during the Second World War. They joined every branch of the military and saw action on all fronts. Author Moore describes the struggles these GI Jews faced, having to battle not only the enemy but also the prejudices of their fellow soldiers. Through memoirs, oral histories, and letters, Moore charts the lives of fifteen young Jewish men as they faced military service and tried to make sense of its demands. From confronting pork chops to enduring front-line combat, from the temporary solace of Jewish worship to harrowing encounters with death camp survivors, we come to understand how these soldiers wrestled with what it meant to be an American and a Jew. These men challenged perceptions of Jews as simply victims of the war, and encouraged Jews throughout the diaspora to fight for what was right.--From publisher description
Divergent Jewish cultures Israel and America ( )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two creative centres of Jewish life rose to prominence in the twentieth century, one in Israel and the other in the United States. Although Israeli and American Jews share kinship and history drawn from their Eastern European roots, they have developed divergent cultures from their common origins, often seeming more like distant cousins than close relatives. Using examples from literature, art, history, and politics, this book explores why this is so, examining how two communities that constitute eighty per cent of the world's Jewish population have created separate identities and cultures
City of promises a history of the Jews of New York by Annie Polland( )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Volume I, Haven of Liberty, by historian Howard B. Rock, chronicles the arrival of the first Jews to New York (then New Amsterdam) in 1654 and highlights their political and economic challenges. Overcoming significant barriers, colonial and republican Jews in New York laid the foundations for the development of a thriving community. -- Volume II, Emerging Metropolis, written by Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer, describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city. Focusing on the urban Jewish built environment--its tenements and banks, synagogues and shops, department stores and settlement houses--it conveys the extraordinary complexity of Jewish immigrant society. -- Volume III, Jews in Gotham, by historian Jeffrey S. Gurock, highlights neighborhood life as the city's distinctive feature. New York retained its preeminence as the capital of American Jews because of deep roots in local worlds that supported vigorous political, religious, and economic diversity. -- Each volume includes a "visual essay" by art historian Diana Linden interpreting aspects of life for New York's Jews from their arrival until today. These illustrated sections, many in color, illuminate Jewish material culture and feature reproductions of early colonial portraits, art, architecture, as well as everyday culture and community."--Publisher's website
American Jewish identity politics ( )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Jews were GIs: how World War II changed a generation and remade American Jewry / Deborah Dash Moore -- The Americanization of the Holocaust / Alvin H. Rosenfeld -- Before "the Holocaust": American Jews confront catastrophe, 1945-62 / Hasia R. Diner -- Rethinking American Judaism / Arnold M. Eisen -- American Judaism in historical perspective / Jonathan D. Sarna -- From fluidity to rigidity: the religious worlds of conservative and Orthodox Jews in twentieth-century America / Jeffrey S. Gurock -- New directions in Jewish theology in America / Arthur Green -- Jewish feminism faces the American women's movement: convergence and divergence / Paula E. Hyman -- The paradoxes of American Jewish culture / Stephen J. Whitfield -- A demographic revolution in American Jewry / Egon Mayer -- Relatively speaking: constructing identity in Jewish and mixed-married families / Sylvia Barack Fishman
B'nai B'rith and the challenge of ethnic leadership by Deborah Dash Moore( )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jews in Gotham : New York Jews in a changing city, 1920-2010 by Jeffrey S Gurock( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 3 of a 3 part series, Deborah Dash Moore, general editor
Haven of liberty : New York Jews in the new world, 1654-1865 by Howard B Rock( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 1 of a three part series, Deborah Dash Moore, general editor
Emerging metropolis : New York Jews in the age of immigration, 1840-1920 by Annie Polland( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 2 of the three part series, Deborah Dash Moore, general editor
Jewish women in America : an historical encyclopedia ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At home in America : second generation New York Jews by Deborah Dash Moore( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cityscapes : a history of New York in images by Howard B Rock( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Neither a conventional history of the city nor simply a collection of illustrations and photographs, this work weaves together diverse historical works - from political and economic analyses to ethnic and gender studies - with visual evidence from each historical period." "Cityscapes tells the story of the city from its origins in the early seventeenth century, when Dutch settlers encountered the Lenape Indians and founded New Amsterdam, through the end of the twentieth century. Through lithographs, paintings, drawings, and broadsides New York is portrayed as rising from a small Dutch outpost to a republican seaport whose life was framed by the American Revolution. The visual evidence changes to etchings, photographs, and lithographs as Cityscapes depicts a mid-nineteenth-century city torn by dislocations caused by a multiethnic society wracked by the turmoil of the industrial revolution. Documenting the turn of the last century, a wealth of photographs shows the new five-borough metropolis absorbing waves of immigrants and portrays the evolution of the immigrant metropolis into the cosmopolitan city of mid-century. In its final chapter, Cityscapes looks at the global village and takes stock of New York's role as the world economic and artistic capital of the late twentieth century."--Jacket
To the golden cities : pursuing the American Jewish dream in Miami and L.A. by Deborah Dash Moore( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first great modern migration of the Jewish people, from the Old World to America, has been often and expertly chronicled, but until now the second great wave of Jewish migration has been overlooked. After World War II, spurred by a postwar economic boom, American Jews sought new beginnings in the nation's South and West. Thousands abandoned their previous homes in the urban, industrial centers of the North and moved to Miami and Los Angeles seeking warmth, opportunity, and ultimately a new Jewish community - one unlike any they had ever known. This move turned out to be as significant as their ancestors' departure from their traditional worlds. Earlier Jewish immigrants to the New World had sought to fit into the well-established communities they found in the North, but Miami and L.A. were frontier towns with few rules for newcomers. Jews could establish new economic niches in the hotel and real estate industries, and build new schools, political organizations, and community centers to reshape the cities' ethnic landscapes. Drawing upon rich and extensive research, historian Deborah Dash Moore traces the evolution of a new consensus on the boundaries of Jewish life and what it means to be Jewish. In Miami, this consensus took shape through the struggles to define a community in the face of Christian anti-Semitism. In L.A., Jews were compelled to define their religious and political identities while pressure from HUAC hearings labeled many as communists. Both communities, spurred by the model of the strong, autonomous Jew emerging from the new state of Israel, fought restricted beaches and Christian prayer in schools and made their political presence known. Today these sun-soaked, entrepreneurial communities have become part of a truly American, self-confident style of Judaism. Most American Jews have families or friends who have chosen to live in these urban paradises. Many others have visited or vacationed under their palm trees. Now the vibrant Jewish culture of these cities comes to life through Moore's skillful weaving of individual voices, dreams, and accomplishments. To the Golden Cities is an epic saga of an essential moment in American Jewish history, the shaping of a new postwar Judaism for the second half of the twentieth century
Gender and Jewish history by Marion A Kaplan( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By revealing the importance of gender in interpreting the Jewish past, this collection of essays highlights the influence that feminist scholarship has had on the study of Jewish history since the 1970s. This book considers the impact of gender on Jewish religious practices and political behavior, educational accomplishments and communal structures, acculturation and choice of occupations. The book stimulates conversations on such topics as Jewish women's creativity and spirituality, violence against women, Jews' reactions to persecution in the Holocaust, and Judaism as lived religion and culture
Jewish settlement and community in the modern western world by Ronald Dotterer( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East European Jews in two worlds : studies from the Yivo annual ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Urban origins of American Judaism by Deborah Dash Moore( )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The urban origins of American Judaism began with daily experiences of Jews, their responses to opportunities for social and physical mobility as well as constraints of discrimination and prejudice. Deborah Dash Moore explores Jewish participation in American cities and considers the implications of urban living for American Jews across three centuries. Looking at synagogues, streets, and snapshots, she contends that key features of American Judaism can be understood as an imaginative product grounded in urban potentials. Jews signaled their collective urban presence through synagogue construct
When Jews were GIs : how World War II changed a generation and remade American Jewry by Deborah Dash Moore( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worshipping together in uniform : Christians and Jews in World War II by Deborah Dash Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The emergence of ethnicity: New York's Jews 1920-1940 by Deborah Dash Moore( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Golden land on the silver screen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six persons comment on and criticise six major motion pictures that reflect on the lives of Jews in the United States, from an immingrant in the 1850's to the early 1970's. In its own way, each film grapples with the issues of acculturation, assimilation, and Jewish identity
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