The Nature of the Jewish Community and Problems of Communal Service - A Review of Philip Klutznick's 'No Easy Answers'

By Harry L. Lurie

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1961

The author reviews Philip Klutznick's book "No Easy Answers," in which Klutznick writes of a contemporary Jewish community in which he sees "no diminution of substantive values but only forms changing during the processes of immigrant adjustment to American life." Klutznick argues that rabbis should be spiritual leaders and not "psychiatrists," that Zionism should not serve as a divisive issue among American Jews, and that day schools should be abandoned for more comprehensive supplementary education. Overall, Klutznick sees strength in the diverse American Jewish communities and advocates the removal of barriers and the embrace of collaboration between heretofore uncooperative movements.

Topic: Immigration, Publications, Education, Religious Denominations, Zionism

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 38/No. 2

Page Number(s): 203-206

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Lurie, Harry L. The Nature of the Jewish Community and Problems of Communal Service - A Review of Philip Klutznick's 'No Easy Answers'. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1961: 203-206. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3884


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