Witness from the Pulpit: Topical Sermons, 1933-1980 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Harold I. Saperstein

Witness from the Pulpit: Topical Sermons, 1933-1980

Lexington Books
Publication date: December 1999
ISBN: 9780739162576
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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Harold I. Saperstein served as rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of Lynbrook, N.Y., from 1933 until his retirement in 1980. The specific contours of his career reflect a sustained effort to use the pulpit of this suburban temple to communicate a Jewish perspective based on personal encounters with great issues of the day-including the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust, the civil rights era, the McCarthy era, and other turning points in American history. The fifty-two sermons in this book have been selected, introduced, and annotated by Marc Saperstein, whose award-winning books on the history of Jewish preaching have established him as a leading expert on this subject. No other book illustrates as effectively the value of the sermon as a resource for understanding the challenges faced by American Jews at some of the most dramatic moments in the turbulent history of this century.
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