Fiedler’s wry anecdote highlights the ways Jewish literary scholars have negotiated their encounter with the American academy and by extension with American.. Literature, Culture, and the Work of Sacvan Bercovitch. By Michael P. Kramer. Edition 1st Edition.
As writer April Rosenblum describes turn of the century Jewish life in her wonderful essay “Offers We Couldn’t Refuse: The Decline of Actively Secular Jewish Identity in the 20th Century United States”: Secular Jewish schools provided children with education in regular academic subjects as well as in Jewish history, Yiddish language and literature, and social justice ideals. One could.