Rabbis and Lawyers: The Journey from Torah to Constitution

A renowned historian examines the special contributions of rabbis and lawyers to American Jewish acculturation. Based on extensive research in U.S. and Israeli archives, his analysis of how lawyers displaced rabbis as community leaders in the 20th century illuminates a decisive moment in U.S Jewish history, and shows how law became deified, to the point of slighting the Holocaust and Zionism.

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About Jerold S. Auerbach

Jerold S. Auerbach is Professor Emeritus of History at Wellesley College, and an award-winning author of books on lawyers, legal history, American Judaism, and Israel.

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