By Rachel Kranson
Kranson finds that many Jews have been deeply involved that their lives—affected by means of swiftly altering political pressures, gender roles, and spiritual practices—were changing into dangerously disconnected from real Jewish values. She uncovers how Jewish leaders introduced jeremiads that warned prosperous Jews of hypocrisy and linked "good" Jews with poverty, even every now and then romanticizing lifestyles in America's immigrant slums and Europe's impoverished shtetls. Jewish leaders, whereas no longer attempting to prevent monetary improvement, therefore cemented an ongoing identity with the Jewish historical past of poverty and marginality as a vital point in an American Jewish ethos.
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Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America by Rachel Kranson