Lily Montagu and the Advancement of Liberal Judaism From Vision to Vocation

Author: Umansky, Ellen
Year:1983
Pages:283
ISBN:0-88946-537-1
978-0-88946-537-4
Price:199.95
The first critical study of the founder of the movement of Liberal Judaism in Great Britain and of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.

Reviews

"The author very effectively helps us to see Lily Montagu within the context of the position of the Jewish woman in modern times . . . . can be read with profit by the undergraduate and the general reader. It will of course be of special interest to students of women's history and Anglo-Jewish history." - Choice "[a] pioneering study . . . fluid style and painstaking scholarship . . . ." - Religious Studies Review

". . . a biography of an important early-twentieth-century leader of Liberal Judaism in England. . . . traces the cultural currents within which Post-Enlightenment Jews - especially female English Jews - swam. . . . Students of liberal Judaism in general and Anglo-Jewry in particular will find this book indispensable." - Sh'ma

"Students of Anglo Jewry, Reform Judaism, and women's history should welcome [this book]." - Judaica ". . . une très utile contribution à la compréhension du judaïsme réformé comme réponse au défi de la modernité et de la sécularisation." - Justicatif

"We are indebted to Ellen Umansky for doggedly searching for Montagu's papers . . . and for bringing this pioneer to our attention." - Margaret Moers Wenig ". . . provocative and carefully researched . . . ." - American Jewish Archives