The myth of the cultural Jew : culture and law in Jewish tradition / Roberta Rosenthal Kwall.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 
xiii, 315 pages ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The myth of the cultural Jew Culture, law, and the development of Jewish tradition Origins and development of Jewish law: a top-down view The norms of Jewish law observance: a bottom-up view The birth of Jewish denominations in modernity and their divergent views on Jewish law Foundational conflicts: "who is a Jew" and Sabbath laws Homosexuality Women and synagogue ritual The State of Israel's role in forging Jewish law and culture in the post-Holocaust era Jewish identity in the United States The lessons of cultural analysis.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
BM520.6 .K83 2015
9780195373707 (hardback alkaline paper) 0195373707 (hardback alkaline paper)