Review of the Year (2000) in the United States: Jewish Communal Affairs

By Lawrence Grossman

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 2000

Summing up the last thousand years, the New York Times magazine devoted its entire October 17 issue to "The Me Millennium." 'We put the self at the center of the universe,' the cover announced. 'Now, for better or for worse, we are on our own.' In 1999, Jews, like so many other Americans, faced a new millennium in search of personal meaning in their lives. No one knew where this would lead or whether it would ultimately strengthen or weaken American Jewry. Was the absorption with the self just a fin-de-siècle fad, or did it portend a new kind of American Judaism? In 1999 the search for personal Jewish meaning even overshadowed the security of Israel on the agenda of Jewish concerns.

Topic: Continuity, Masorti Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, Pluralism, Conservative Judaism, Jewish Identity, Shoah, Informal Education, Jewish Organizations, Jewish Continuity, Religious Denominations, Holocaust, Reform Judaism, Intermarriage, Spirituality, Reconstructionist Judaism, Education, Marriage, US-Israel Relations, Government, Identity

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Editor: Grossman, Lawrence , Singer, David

Volume/Issue: Vol. 100

Page Number(s): 208-241

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Grossman, Lawrence. Review of the Year (2000) in the United States: Jewish Communal Affairs. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 2000: 208-241. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14712


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