American Judaism, Jewish Piety, and the Great War

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This article places the war-time piety of Jewish American soldiers and civilians in the religious and political context of Great-War-era America. It describes the many ways that Jewish leaders in the U.S. engaged the crisis of war and some of the religious responses that Jewish soldiers developed in a context that could be unsympathetic to their distinctive piety. Though Jewish soldiers and citizens demonstrated in spectacular ways their devotion to the nation and to the divine, American anti-Semitism persisted throughout the inter-war period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-106
Number of pages18
JournalSchweizerische Zeitschrift fur Religions- und Kulturgeschichte
StatePublished - 2014


  • America
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Ecumenism
  • Jewish Welfare board
  • Judaism
  • Kosher
  • Sabbath

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Religious studies


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