American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change, Emily Sigalow

American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Emily Sigalow

Narrated By: Rebecca Gibel

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: November 2019

Duration: 7 hours 0 minutes

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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American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change

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