By Charles Reznikoff
Original yr of publication: 1950
The small crew of Jewish population of Charles city, within the Colony of South Carolina, met in 1750 to prepare themselves completely right into a spiritual neighborhood. This ebook 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 historical past of the South. It areas sooner than the reader a two-hundred-year list of loyalty to Jewish culture and repair to South Carolina as colony and state.
Of distinctive curiosity is the truth that Charleston’s was once the 1st Jewish group within the usa to start experimenting with reform within the Jewish ritual. The authors elevate the questions why spiritual experimentation must have began there instead of in different towns and to what quantity the yankee Reform flow rose out of the yank surroundings instead of in imitation of Reform in Europe. the following heritage of Judaism in Charleston is, in view of those early developments, both instructive for Jews and for all scholars of cultural survival. No less significant is the proof awarded through the quantity of the pleasant family that have acquired among the Jews of Charleston and their Christian neighbors.
The spirit of freedom and equality inherent within the American culture has made for the advance of bizarre participants 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 prevail as a journalist; Penniah Moise, the blind poetess.
In the practise of The Jews of Charleston, the Bicentennial Committee, for the social gathering of the community’s two-hundredth anniversary, had the cooperation of a couple of remarkable historians who shaped an article Board lower than the chairmanship of Professor Salo W. Baron. they chose males of recognized skill within the box of ancient writing and examine and commissioned them to arrange the amount. Charles Reznikoff can be remembered for his novels, through The Waters of new york, 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 study in Jewish group existence within the usa and was once a Director of the dept of study of the yankee organization for Jewish schooling. the 2 authors, less than the final supervision of the Editorial Board, produced this readable and trustworthy background 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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