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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Citing the large numbers of Jewish immigrants who were active in the labor movement and in "radical" political parties around the turn of the century, Sorin posits a correlation between these activities and the immigrants' religious background. Specifically, he credits the "messianic" teachings of the Old Testament prophets-notably Isaiah as motivating force and source of inspiration for the immigrants' political and social activities.
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