Judaism as a Civilization: Toward a Reconstruction of American Jewish Life

by Mordecai Menahem Kaplan

Book, 1981

Barcode

123458180

Call number

216 KAP

Publication

Philadelphia : New York : Reconstruction Press, 1981.

Description

"...This classic work is widely considered the genesis of the Reconstructionist Movement, and remains one of the most original and stimulating contributions to modern Jewish thought."-- International Journal of Jewish Education Research Judaism as a Civilization is widely considered the genesis of the Reconstructionist Movement, representing a watershed moment in modern Judaism. In this classic book, Mordecai Kaplan introduced a new way of looking at Judaism: as an evolving religious civilization. His approach required innovation in liturgy and ritual, elimination of obsolete customs, and adjustment in light of prevailing social, political, and cultural conditions. Kaplan felt that all Jews--traditional and liberal, religious and secular--could play a part in this; "reconstruction."; Judaism as a Civilization, first published in 1934, remains one of the most original and thought-provoking contributions to modern Jewish thought.  … (more)

Original publication date

1934

ISBN

082760193X / 9780827601932
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