The Contest for the Jewish Future

By Steven F. Windmueller

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), April 1, 1998

In a broad overview of religious, political and identity battles in the contemporary Jewish world, the author describes how a series of questions about the Jewish future are intricately interrelated: these questions include the nature of Zionism, whether or not Jewish religious practice in America and in Israel represent competing visions of Jewish religion, Israel's relations with Diaspora Jewry, denominational and halachic (Jewish legal) debates between the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform movements, and political debates within Israel.

Topic: Halakha, Political Behavior, Diaspora Relations, Jewish Law, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Israel's Impact on American Jewry, Religious Denominations, Politics

Name of Publication: Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints

Volume/Issue: 379

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Genre: Other

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Windmueller, Steven F. The Contest for the Jewish Future. Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1 April 1998:


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