The Jewish Community of the 1980's

By Leonard J. Fein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), September 1980

Our effort to create an American Judaism that could nestle comfortably and inconspicuously in the embrace of American society, however well-intentioned, was a very serious mistake, a mistake for which we today pay an inglorious price. For that effort, survivalist in temper, produced a uniquely American denomination of Judaism, not Orthodox, not Conservative, not Reform or Reconstructionist, not even secular; it produced something that could only be called Residual Judaism. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.57 no.1, Fall 1980.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Content, Jewish Continuity, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 57/No. 1

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard J. The Jewish Community of the 1980's. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). September 1980:


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