Mordecai Kaplan and Group Preservation

By Mel Scult

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), December 1995

This article, taken from Mel Scult's Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century, is the first of three contributions in a section on "Jewish Individualism and Collective Identity." It presents the opinions of the late Mordecai Kaplan, founder of the Reconstructionist Movement, demonstrating that Kaplan held highly the value of the Jewish collective identity, even at the expense of individualism. Included with this article is the editor's introduction to the entire section.

Topic: Reconstructionist Judaism, Unity, Community Building, Individualism

Name of Publication: AVAR ve'ATID: A Journal of Jewish Education, Culture and Discourse

Page Number(s): 24-27

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Scult, Mel. Mordecai Kaplan and Group Preservation. AVAR ve'ATID: A Journal of Jewish Education, Culture and Discourse. Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). December 1995: 24-27. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12843


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