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Heilman, Samuel C.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 172 publications in 2 languages and 8,259 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Ethnographic films  Conference papers and proceedings  Religious films  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BM205, 296.650973
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Most widely held works about Samuel C Heilman
 
Most widely held works by Samuel C Heilman
Synagogue life : a study in symbolic interaction by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defenders of the faith : inside ultra-Orthodox Jewry by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of the book : drama, fellowship, and religion by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of American Jews : the last half of the 20th century by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second half of the twenthieth century has been a time when American Jews have experienced a minimum of prejudice and almost all domains of life have been accessible to them, but it has also been a time of assimilation, of swelling rates of inter-marriage, and of large numbers ignoring their Jewishness completely. Jews have no trouble building synagogues, but they have all sorts of trouble filling them. The quality of Jewish education is perhapes higher than ever before, and the output of Jewish scholarship is overwhelming in its scope and quality, but most American Jews receive a minimum of religious education and can neither read nor comprehend the great corpus of Jewish literature in its Hebrew (or Aramaic) original. This is a time in America when there is no shame in being a Jew, and yet fewer American Jews seem to know what being a Jew means. This book is part of a stocktaking that has been occurring among Jews as the century in which their residence in America was firmly established comes to an end. Grounded in empirical detail, it provides a concise yet analytic evaluation of the meaning of the many studies and surveys of the last four and a half decades. All those who want to know what it means and has meant to be an American Jew will find this volume of interest
When a Jew dies : the ethnography of a bereaved son by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Heilman's eloquent account of the traditional customs that are put into practice when a Jewish person dies provides both an informative anthropological perspective on Jewish rites of mourning and a moving chronicle of the loss of his own father. This unique narrative crosses and recrosses the boundary between the academic and the religious, the personal and the general, reflecting Heilman's changing roles as social scientist, bereaved son, and observant Jew. Not only describing but explaining the cultural meaning behind Jewish practices and traditions, this extraordinary book shows what is particular and what is universal about Jewish experiences of death, bereavement, mourning, and their aftermath."--Jacket
The Rebbe : the life and afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson that discusses his childhood in Russia, education in Germany and Paris, messianic conviction, religious leadership, legacy, and other related topics
Cosmopolitans & parochials : modern Orthodox Jews in America by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sliding to the right : the contest for the future of American Jewish Orthodoxy by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a snapshot of Orthodoxy Jewry in the United States, this book asks how the community has evolved in the years since World War II, and where it is headed. Incorporating everyday life, observations of cultural practices, descriptions of educational institutions, and more, it presents the varieties of Jewish Orthodox groups
A Life Apart : Hasidism in America( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life apart relates the story of the creation of the Hasidic post-Holocaust communities in the United States
Death, bereavement, and mourning( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish unity and diversity : a survey of American rabbis and rabbinical students by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the Jewish school : a study of the cultural setting for Jewish education by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who will lead us? : the story of five Hasidic dynasties in America by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hasidism, a movement many believed had passed its golden age, has had an extraordinary revival since its near decimation in the Holocaust and Soviet communism. These Hasidim, now settled primarily in North America and Israel have reversed the losses they suffered and rebuilt their communities. The once unimaginable is today routine. Hasidism is alive and growing. How? "Who Will Lead Us?" is the story of five contemporary Hasidic dynasties and how they have handled the delicate issue of leadership and succession. It explores two groups with too few successors, two with too many successors, and one that claims there is no need for a successor, as they claim their leader never died"--Provided by publisher
The Haredim in Israel : who are they and what do they want? by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rebbe The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson by Menachem Friedman( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kehillat Kodesh : deciphering a modern orthodox Jewish synagogue by Samuel C Heilman( )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gate behind the wall : a pilgrimage to Jerusalem by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Jewish family today : an overview by Samuel C Heilman( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Israel experience : studies in Jewish identity and youth culture by Harvey E Goldberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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2 editions published in 2011 in Hebrew and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Portrait of American Jews : the last half of the 20th century
Alternative Names
Heilman, Samuel.

Heilman, Samuel 1946-

Samuel Heilman American sociologist

Samuel Heilman sociólogo estadounidense

הילמן, שמואל

Languages
English (141)

Hebrew (2)

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Defenders of the faith : inside ultra-Orthodox JewryThe people of the book : drama, fellowship, and religionPortrait of American Jews : the last half of the 20th centuryWhen a Jew dies : the ethnography of a bereaved sonThe Rebbe : the life and afterlife of Menachem Mendel SchneersonCosmopolitans & parochials : modern Orthodox Jews in AmericaSliding to the right : the contest for the future of American Jewish OrthodoxyDeath, bereavement, and mourningThe gate behind the wall : a pilgrimage to Jerusalem