By Professor Rebecca Kobrin, Jonathan Sarna, Daniel Soyer, Jeffrey Shandler, Jon Pollack, David S. Koffman, Ira Katznelson, Daniel Katz, Phyllis Dillon, Andrew Godley, Andrew Dolkart, Marni Davis, Jonathan Karp, Eli Lederhendler, Olga Litvak, Sarah Stein
Surveying such diversified issues as Jews’ participation within the actual property undefined, the liquor undefined, and the scrap steel undefined, in addition to Jewish political teams and unions bent on reforming American capital, resembling the yankee exertions occasion and the foreign girls’ Garment employees’ Union, individuals to this quantity offer a brand new prism by which to view the Jewish stumble upon with the USA. the amount additionally lays naked how American capitalism reshaped Judaism itself by means of encouraging the mass production and distribution of meals like matzah and the transformation of synagogue cantors into recording stars. those essays strength us to reconsider not just the position Jews performed in American financial improvement but additionally how capitalism has formed Jewish existence and Judaism over the process the 20th century.
Marni Davis, Georgia nation University
Phyllis Dillon, self reliant documentary manufacturer, fabric conservator, museum curator
Andrew Dolkart, Columbia University
Andrew Godley, Henley enterprise institution, college of Reading
Jonathan Karp, government director, American Jewish ancient Society
Daniel Katz, Empire kingdom university, country collage of recent York
Ira Katznelson, Columbia University
David S. Koffman, long island University
Eli Lederhendler, Hebrew collage, Jerusalem
Jonathan Z. S. Pollack, collage of Wisconsin—Madison
Jonathan D. Sarma, Brandeis University
Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University
Daniel Soyer, Fordham University
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As progenitors of such basic instruments of financial capitalism as banknotes and securities, the Jews, in this history, were reported to have played a decisive role in developing the institutions of modern banking and stock exchanges that made money abstract and speculation rampant. Unlike Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic, Sombart’s Jews and Modern Capitalism treated its historical protagonists as a hardwired race, “ethnically pure . . 35 Notwithstanding the ugly aspects of Sombart’s scholarship, the questions he raised that concern relationships among faith, religious attitudes, and economic orientations persist as important challenges in understanding Jewish economic history.
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Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter with American Capitalism by Professor Rebecca Kobrin, Jonathan Sarna, Daniel Soyer, Jeffrey Shandler, Jon Pollack, David S. Koffman, Ira Katznelson, Daniel Katz, Phyllis Dillon, Andrew Godley, Andrew Dolkart, Marni Davis, Jonathan Karp, Eli Lederhendler, Olga Litvak, Sarah Stein