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The New Reform Judaism

Author : Dana Evan Kaplan
ISBN : 9780827614314
Genre : Religion
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This 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 molded our most cherished religious traditions and guide us in addressing the increasingly complex social problems of our day.

The New Reform Judaism

Author : Dana Evan Kaplan
ISBN : 9780827614314
Genre : Religion
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This 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 molded our most cherished religious traditions and guide us in addressing the increasingly complex social problems of our day.

Reform Judaism Today

Author : Eugene B. Borowitz
ISBN : 0874413648
Genre : Religion
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Reform Judaism Today Reform In The Process Of Change

Author : Eugene B. Borowitz
ISBN : UOM:39076006179761
Genre : Jewish way of life
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A study of the Central Conference of American Rabbis' "Reform Judaism : a centenary perspective," adopted June 1976 (4 p.)--P. xi (Bk. 1)

Explaining Reform Judaism

Author : Eugene B. Borowitz
ISBN : 087441394X
Genre : Religion
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Presents the history and theology of the Jewish Reform movement.

Journal Of Reform Judaism

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ISBN : UVA:X001773173
Genre : Reform Judaism
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How To Be An Extremely Reform Jew

Author : David M. Bader
ISBN : 9781495369162
Genre : Religion
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Extremely Reform Judaism is one of the world's fastest growing denominations and also its most misunderstood-ever since the ancient forefathers first lifted their eyes to God to ask, "Why can't we have a Christmas Tree?" How to Be an Extremely Reform Jew pokes irreverent yet good-natured fun its subject, with chapters on the mandatory and optional Extremely Reform Jewish holidays; maintaining the Extremely Reform Jewish home; diaspora travel tips; Extremely Reform rites of passage (circumcision, bar mitzvah, intermarriage); and how to deprogram your Extremely Reform child after he has joined a religious cult. Highlights include "The Ten Suggestions"; a "Feast and Fast Yo-Yo Diet Guide to Jewish Holidays"; and "Glengarry Glen Purim, a David Mamet Purim Play." This humorous illustrated guide contains numerous quotations from ancient Extremely Reform Jewish texts, such as, "He who gives a coin to the poor is rewarded with six blessings, but he who makes a pledge to charity receives a free tote bag," and, "Thou shalt not stand outside the synagogue on the High Holy Days scalping thy tickets to the services." First published by Avon Books in 1994, the new edition preserves the content of the original in fresh paperback and ebook formats. It's an ideal gift for Hanukkah or any occasion.

The Growth Of Reform Judaism

Author : W. Gunther Plaut
ISBN : 9780827612815
Genre : Religion
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This fiftieth anniversary edition of W. Gunther Plaut's classic second volume on the history of the Jewish Reform Movement is a sourcebook of the original writings that shaped the second century of organized liberal Judaism. The Growth of Reform Judaism features a new introduction, a new epilogue, and important additional primary sources documenting the profound changes of the last fifty years. Although the emphasis in this volume is chiefly on the American scene, where the movement had its most notable advances, selections of representative liberal Jewish thought in Europe and to a lesser degree in Israel are included as well. These selections help us to understand the emergence and character, problems and tensions of Reform Judaism as it developed and grew in modern times. In addition to the primary texts new to this edition, David Ellenson's epilogue considers the developments of the last fifty years that have continued to shape the course of Reform Judaism.

The Rise Of Reform Judaism

Author : W. Gunther Plaut
ISBN : 9780827612792
Genre : Religion
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This fiftieth anniversary edition of W. Gunther Plaut’s classic volume on the beginnings of the Jewish Reform Movement is updated with a new introduction by Howard A. Berman. The Rise of Reform Judaism covers the first one hundred years of the movement, from the time of the eighteenth-century Jewish Enlightenment leader Moses Mendelssohn to the conclusion of the Augsburg synod in 1871. In these pages the founders who established liberal Judaism speak for themselves through their journals and pamphlets, books and sermons, petitions and resolutions, and public arguments and disputations. Each selection includes Plaut’s brief introduction and sketch of the reformer. Important topics within Judaism are addressed in these writings: philosophy and theology, religious practice, synagogue services, and personal life, as well as controversies on the permissibility of organ music, the introduction of the sermon, the nature of circumcision, the observance of the Sabbath, the rights of women, and the authenticity of the Bible.

Response To Modernity

Author : Michael A. Meyer
ISBN : 0814325556
Genre : Religion
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The movement for religious reform in modern Judaism represents one of the most significant phenomena in Jewish history during the last two hundred years. It introduced new theological conceptions and innovations in liturgy and religious practice that affected millions of Jews, first in central and Western Europe and later in the United States. Today Reform Judaism is one of the three major branches of Jewish faith. Bringing to life the ideas, issues, and personalities that have helped to shape modern Jewry, Response to Modernity offers a comprehensive and balanced history of the Reform Movement, tracing its changing configuration and self-understanding from the beginnings of modernization in late 18th century Jewish thought and practice through Reform's American renewal in the 1970s.

American Reform Judaism

Author : Dana Evan Kaplan
ISBN : 9780813542485
Genre : Social Science
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The only comprehensive and up-to-date look at Reform Judaism, this book analyzes the forces currently challenging the Reform movement, now the largest Jewish denomination in the United States. To distinguish itself from Orthodox and Conservative Judaism, the Reform movement tries to be an egalitarian, open, and innovative version of the faith true to the spirit of the tradition but nonetheless fully compatible with modern secular life. Promoting itself in this way, Reform Judaism has been tremendously successful in recruiting a variety of people—intermarried families, feminists, gays and lesbians, and interracial families among others—who resist more traditional forms of worship. As an unintended result of this success, the movement now struggles with an identity crisis brought on by its liberal theology, which teaches that each Jew is free to practice Judaism more or less as he or she pleases. In the absence of the authority that comes from a theology based on a commanding, all-powerful God, can Reform Judaism continue to thrive? Can it be broadly inclusive and still be uniquely and authentically Jewish? Taking this question as his point of departure, Dana Evan Kaplan provides a broad overview of the American Reform movement and its history, theology, and politics. He then takes a hard look at the challenges the movement faces as it attempts to reinvent itself in the new millennium. In so doing, Kaplan gives the reader a sense of where Reform Judaism has come from, where it stands on the major issues, and where it may be going. Addressing the issues that have confronted the movement—including the ordination of women, acceptance of homosexuality, the problem of assimilation, the question of rabbinic officiation at intermarriages, the struggle for acceptance in Israel, and Jewish education and others—Kaplan sheds light on the connection between Reform ideology and cultural realities. He unflinchingly, yet optimistically, assesses the movement’s future and cautions that stormy weather may be ahead.

A Life Of Meaning

Author : Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan, PhD
ISBN : 9780881233148
Genre : Religion
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Reform Judaism is constantly evolving as we continue to seek a faith that is in harmony with our beliefs and experiences. This volume offers readers a thought-provoking collection of essays by rabbis, cantors, and other scholars who differ, sometimes passionately, over religious practice, experience, and belief. Its goal is to situate Judaism in a contemporary context, and it is uniquely suited for community discussion as well as study groups.

Creating American Reform Judaism

Author : Sefton D. Temkin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020296955
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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American Reform Judaism's major institutions - Hebrew Union College, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the Reform prayerbook Minhag America - were all due to the singular efforts of Isaac Mayer Wise (1819-1900). Professor Temkin's biography captures the vigor of Wise's personality and the politics and concerns of Jewish life and leadership in America at that time. It is a lively portrait of a rabbi who was a pivotal figure in the naturalization of Jews and Judaism in the New World.

A Guide For Reform Jews

Author : Frederic Aubrey Doppelt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036741135
Genre : Judaism
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Reforming Reform Judaism

Author : Cyrus Arfa
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021550152
Genre : Reform Judaism
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Reform Judaism In America

Author : Marc Raphael
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004051095
Genre : Religion
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This valuable reference extensively documents the lives and careers of the most influential leaders of Reform Judaism in America. An essay on the history of Reform Judaism begins the work. The essay is followed by a biographical dictionary, which profiles the careers and achievements of the principal architects of reform, national organizational leaders, distinguished rabbis and academicians, outstanding cantors, lay volunteers, and women. Each entry closes with a bibliography of works by and about the person discussed. A series of essays review the history of particular organizations, and a set of appendices lists the principal figures affiliated with these associations. The volume concludes with an exhaustive bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

Alternatives To Assimilation

Author : Alan Silverstein
ISBN : 0874517265
Genre : Religion
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Explores the influence of American culture and history on the development of Reform Jewish institutions. Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life.

Rabbi And Synagogue In Reform Judaism

Author : Theodore I. Lenn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005379339
Genre : Pastoral theology (Judaism)
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Reform Judaism And Modernity

Author : Jonathan A. Romain
ISBN : STANFORD:36105115106929
Genre : Religion
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The book examines 26 key questions facing not only Jews today but anyone concerned with religious issues and moral dilemmas, from the Afterlife to Business Ethics, from Social Action to Suffering. The themes are traced in chronological development through the writings of prominent rabbis as they wrestle with major questions of faith and modernity. Each passage is preceded by an explanatory note and followed by a comment, allowing the reader to interact with the texts. Reform Judaism and Modernity: SCM Reader reflects a spiritual journey from the past into the present, which will resonate with all interested in religious debate.

Jewish New York

Author : Deborah Dash Moore
ISBN : 9781479802647
Genre : History
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The definitive history of Jews in New York and how they transformed the city Jewish New York reveals the multifaceted world of one of the city’s most important ethnic and religious groups. Jewish immigrants changed New York. They built its clothing industry and constructed huge swaths of apartment buildings. New York Jews helped to make the city the center of the nation’s publishing industry and shaped popular culture in music, theater, and the arts. With a strong sense of social justice, a dedication to civil rights and civil liberties, and a belief in the duty of government to provide social welfare for all its citizens, New York Jews influenced the city, state, and nation with a new wave of social activism. In turn, New York transformed Judaism and stimulated religious pluralism, Jewish denominationalism, and contemporary feminism. The city’s neighborhoods hosted unbelievably diverse types of Jews, from Communists to Hasidim. Jewish New York not only describes Jews’ many positive influences on New York, but also exposes their struggles with poverty and anti-Semitism. These injustices reinforced an exemplary commitment to remaking New York into a model multiethnic, multiracial, and multireligious world city. Based on the acclaimed multi-volume set City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York winner of the National Jewish Book Council 2012 Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award, Jewish New York spans three centuries, tracing the earliest arrival of Jews in New Amsterdam to the recent immigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union.

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