Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum is devoted to his congregation of mostly middle- and upper-middle-class Conservative Jews -- yet their lax observance frustrates and saddens him. Competing daily with an increasingly secular culture, Rosenbaum struggles to show his congregation the riches and fulfillment of an observant Jewish life. Exploring the rabbi's sometimes troubled, sometimes joyful leadership, And They Shall Be My People presents a complex and human portrait of American Judaism in our modern age. qA striking and valuable book.... A powerful, haunting story for a society easily seduced by new emphases and values.q -- Gerald I. Wolpe, The Philadelphia Inquirer; qTo call this 'a revealing portrait' is an understatement. It is a mirror of organized Jewish life.q -- Robert L. Wolkoff, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)One of them was a Ford Taurus station wagon, Rabbi Rosenbauma#39;s car. ... While itwould focus on one child, this celebration in uppermiddleclass Worcester brought together an extraordinary mosaic of Jewish lineage. Mattie, a darkhaired anbsp;...
|Title||:||And They Shall Be My People|
|Publisher||:||Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2007-12-01|