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    DescriptionThis is the book that American Jews and particularly American Reform Jews have been waiting for: a clear and informed call for further reform in the Reform movement. In light of profound demographic social and technological developments it has become increasingly clear that the Reform movement will need to make major changes to meet the needs of a quickly evolving American Jewish population. Younger Americans in particular differ from previous generations in how they relate to organized religion often preferring to network through virtual groups or gather in informal settings of their own choosing. Dana Evan Kaplan an American Reform Jew and pulpit rabbi argues that rather than focusing on the importance of loyalty to community Reform Judaism must determine how to engage the individual in a search for existential meaning. It should move us toward a critical scholarly understanding of the Hebrew Bible that we may emerge with the perspectives required by a postmodern world. Such a Reform Judaism can at once help us understand how the ancient world moulded our most cherished religious traditions and guide us in addressing the increasingly complex social problems of our day.

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    The New Reform Judaism
    Challenges and Reflections
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dana Evan Kaplan, Afterword by Rick R. Jacobs, Foreword by Eric H. Yoffie
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9780827609341
    ISBN 10: 0827609345

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
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    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Libri: I-RJ
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: REL040080
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    DC22: 296.83410973
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    DC23: 296.8341
    DC22: 296.8/3410973
    LC classification: BM197 .K375 2013
    Thema V1.0: QRJ
    Illustrations note
    36 photographs, glossary, 1 timeline
    Jewish Publication Society
    Imprint name
    Jewish Publication Society
    Publication date
    25 November 2013
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    Author Information
    Dana Evan Kaplan is the rabbi of the United Congregation of Israelites in Kingston Jamaica and former rabbi of Temple Ba'nai Israel in Albany Georgia. He is the author of Contemporary American Judaism: Transformation and Renewal The Cambridge Companion to American Judaism and American Reform Judaism: An Introduction. Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie isA president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism. Rabbi Rick Jacobs is president of the Union for Reform Judaism.
    Review quote
    "Judaism is at a crossroads... Those eager to understand and participate in this exciting new chapter in Jewish history will find extensive background and stimulation in The New Reform Judaism, a valuable contribution to this evolving discourse." - Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president, Union for Reform Judaism "Dana Evan Kaplan has become the chronicler of contemporary Reform Judaism. In this fascinating book, he takes us on a journey through the complexities of a modern liberal faith that is now confronting a period of great upheaval ... an upheaval that impacts all Jews and all religious Americans." - Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, president emeritus, Union for Reform Judaism