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  • Change and Stasis: The Ever-Evolving American Synagogue

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    June 21, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    Perhaps the single biggest surprise in “The Synagogue in America: A Short History,” by Marc Lee Raphael (New York University Press: $30), is its sheer entertainment value. Raphael, who holds the Nathan Gumenick chair of Judaic studies at the College of William and Mary, has...