The Crisis in the Reform Movement

By Mark Winer

Response, Fall 1971

Reform Judaism stands at a critical crossroads. During most of its history, the Reform Movement as a last defense against complete assimilation, offering a combination of minimal Jewish demands and considerable conformity with American religious norms. However, for young American Jews, alienated from conventional Jewish institution who are hungry for Jewish knowledge there is still no viable alternative. How Reform Judaism responds to the challenge of the freedom of modernity with real Jewish identity will shape its future.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Religious Denominations, Assimilation

Name of Publication: Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review

Editor: Mintz, Alan

Volume/Issue: Vol.5/No.2

Page Number(s): 112-120

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Winer, Mark. The Crisis in the Reform Movement. Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review. Response. Fall 1971: 112-120.


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