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By Ellen M. Umansky

through the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of yankee Jews have been attracted to the lessons of Christian technology. Viewing such charm with alarm, American Reform Rabbis sought to counter Christian Science's charm through formulating a Jewish imaginative and prescient of happiness and overall healthiness. in contrast to Christian technological know-how, it said some great benefits of sleek drugs but, sharing the assumption in God because the actual resource of therapeutic, equally emphasised the ability of visualization and affirmative prayer. although the numbers of these officially affiliated with Jewish might stay small, its emphasis at the connection among brain and physique prompted ratings of rabbis and hundreds of thousands if now not millions of yankee Jews, predating modern Jewish curiosity in non secular therapeutic by means of greater than seventy years. analyzing an incredible and formerly unwritten bankruptcy within the tale of yankee Judaism, this ebook sheds gentle on non secular and social matters of twentieth-century American Jewry, together with ways that adherence to Jewish technology helped millions bridge the perceived hole among Judaism and modernity.

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