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

Judaism as a Civilization: Toward a Reconstruction of American-Jewish Life by Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan epub pdf fb2

Title: Judaism as a Civilization: Toward a Reconstruction of American-Jewish Life
Author: Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan
ISBN10: 0827609183
ISBN13: 978-0827609181
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society; Reprint edition (January 11, 2010)
Language: English
Subcategory: Churches & Church Leadership
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Judaism as a Civilization: Toward a Reconstruction of American-Jewish Life by Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan


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“...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.