The Conservative Movement in Judaism

The Conservative Movement in Judaism : Dilemmas and Opportunities

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Based on surveys, interviews, and previous studies, the authors discuss the Conservative Jewish movement at a critical juncture as the largest US denomination: its genesis, institutions, ideology and theology, demographics, leadership, and schisms in the context of a history of ambivalence toward traditional Orthodox Judaism. Challenges include the fact that Conservatives are a minuscule percentage of Jewry outside of the US; Orthodox rejection of the growing Israeli and global Masorti version of the movement; and differences among leaders over priorities and future directions. Elazar (past president, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; professor emeritus, intergovernmental relations, Bar-Ilan U.) and Geffen (sociology, Gratz College) keep their eyes on the prize: internal unity. Includes a glossary of Hebrew terms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791446891
  • 9780791446898

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