American JewBu by Emily Sigalow audiobook

American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change

By Emily Sigalow
Read by Rebecca Gibel

Highbridge Audio 9780691174594

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665119566

  • ISBN: 9781665119542

  • ISBN: 9781665119559

Runtime: 8.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Today, many Jewish Americans are embracing a dual religious identity, practicing Buddhism while also staying connected to their Jewish roots. This book tells the story of Judaism's encounter with Buddhism in the United States, showing how it has given rise to new contemplative forms within American Judaism—and shaped the way Americans understand and practice Buddhism.

Taking listeners from the nineteenth century to today, Emily Sigalow traces the history of these two traditions in America and explains how they came together. She argues that the distinctive social position of American Jews led them to their unique engagement with Buddhism, and describes how people incorporate aspects of both into their everyday lives. Drawing on a wealth of original in-depth interviews conducted across the nation, Sigalow explores how Jewish American Buddhists experience their dual religious identities. She reveals how Jewish Buddhists confound prevailing expectations of minority religions in America. Rather than simply adapting to the majority religion, Jews and Buddhists have borrowed and integrated elements from each other, and in doing so they have left an enduring mark on the American consciousness.

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Author Bio: Emily Sigalow

Author Bio: Emily Sigalow

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 8.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English