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Summoned free pdf On a typical weekday, men of the Beverly-La Brea Orthodox community wake up early, beginning their day with Talmud reading and prayer at 5:45am, before joining Los Angeles traffic. Those who work Jewish jobs teachers, kosher supervisors, or rabbis will stay enmeshed in the Orthodox world throughout the workday. But even for the majority of men who spend their days in the world of gentiles, religious life constantly reasserts itself. Neighborhood fixtures like Jewish schools and synagogues are always after more involvement- evening classes and prayers pull them in- the streets themselves seem to remind them of who they are. And so the week goes, culminating as the sabbatical observances on Friday afternoon stretch into Saturday evening. Life in this community, as Iddo Tavory describes it, is palpably thick with the twin pulls of observance and sociality. In "Summoned," Tavory takes readers to the heart of the exhilarating at times exhausting life of the Beverly-La Brea Orthodox community. Just blocks from West Hollywood s nightlife, the Orthodox community thrives next to the impure sights, sounds, and smells they encounter every day. But to sustain this life, as Tavory shows, is not simply a moral decision they make. Being Orthodox is to be constantly called into being. People are reminded of who they are as they are called upon by organizations, prayers quorums, the nods of strangers, whiffs of unkosher food floating through the street, or the rarer Anti-Semitic remarks. Again and again, they find themselves summoned both into social life and into their identity as Orthodox Jews. At the close of Tavory s fascinating ethnography, we come away with a better understanding of the dynamics of social worlds, identity, interaction and self not only in Beverly-La Brea, but in society at large."

About Ido Tavory

Iddo Tavory is assistant professor of sociology at New York University. He is coauthor of "Abductive Analysis: Theorizing Qualitative Research," also published by the University of Chicago Press."

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Author : Ido Tavory
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 022632205X
EAN : 9780226322056
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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