The Jews of Charleston

The Jews of Charleston

Charles Reznikoff


Original 12 months of publication: 1950

Publisher's description
The small crew of Jewish population of Charles city, within the Colony of South Carolina, met in 1750 to arrange themselves completely right into a non secular group. This e-book tells that community’s tale right down to the current day. It describes the method of adjustment either one of the Jews and their faith. It recounts the participation of the Jews within the fortunes of the broader Charleston neighborhood and within the occasions which represent the background of the South. It areas ahead of the reader a two-hundred-year checklist of loyalty to Jewish culture and repair to South Carolina as colony and state.

Of specified curiosity is the truth that Charleston’s used to be the 1st Jewish neighborhood within the usa to start experimenting with reform within the Jewish ritual. The authors increase the questions why spiritual experimentation must have started there instead of in different towns and to what quantity the yankee Reform circulate rose out of the yank setting instead of in imitation of Reform in Europe. the next background of Judaism in Charleston is, in view of those early traits, both instructive for Jews and for all scholars of cultural survival. No less significant is the facts offered through the quantity of the pleasant kinfolk that have bought among the Jews of Charleston and their Christian neighbors.

The spirit of freedom and equality inherent within the American culture has made for the improvement of surprising contributors whose actions have transcended their neighborhood. between such women and men hooked up with the Jews of Charleston have been: Moses Lindo, an early instance of the supersalesman; Francis Salvador, the progressive her who died all to quickly; Isaac Harby, who was once born to quickly to be triumphant as a journalist; Penniah Moise, the blind poetess.

In the guidance of The Jews of Charleston, the Bicentennial Committee, for the party of the community’s two-hundredth anniversary, had the cooperation of a couple of impressive historians who shaped a piece of writing Board below the chairmanship of Professor Salo W. Baron. they chose males of identified skill within the box of historic writing and study and commissioned them to arrange the quantity. Charles Reznikoff may be remembered for his novels, by means of The Waters of long island, and The Lionhearted, and for the poetry and essays which he has contributed to numerous periodicals. His collaborator, Dr. Uriah Z. Engelman, is the writer of the increase of The Jew in Western international. He has performed loads of learn in Jewish group lifestyles within the usa and was once a Director of the dept of study of the yank organization for Jewish schooling. the 2 authors, less than the overall supervision of the Editorial Board, produced this readable and trustworthy heritage of 1 of the main attention-grabbing Jewish groups within the usa. it's a contribution to Jewish in addition to American heritage, to the learn of acculturation in addition to of the survival powers of Judaism. the coed and the layman alike will locate it fascinating and instructive.

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