Several authors respond to Walter Lurie's article "Jewish Community Relations: A Profile Today" in this issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Norman Stack accepts Dr. Lurie's diagnosis of disorder but claims that this chaos can be wielded successfully to address serious social problems by organizing on the local level. Ephraim Spivek suggests that these problems must be faced by a unified Jewish leadership across multiple areas of Jewish life and that these figures must take their Jewish heritage "in our hands and challenge the world with it." Finally, Seymour Weisman observes that the American Jewish community has historically responded to social crises in its own ways, though these means are changing as America becomes more conservative and fewer young Jews seek out Jewish professional careers.
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Stack, Norman. Spivek, Ephraim. Weisman, Seymour. Comments: Jewish Community Relations Today. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1969: