American Jewish Denominationalism: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

By David Ellenson

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 2007

This article seeks to explain why movement across and between denominational lines has been so frequent in contemporary Jewish life, and attempts to clarify what this means for the present and future state of denominational life in North American Judaism. The author argues that the future of Judaism in the United States depends upon the ability of all Jews, regardless of denominational identification, to maintain and revitalize Jewish religious tradition in light of the conditions that confront our community today.

Topic: Continuity, Affiliation, Jewish Continuity, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Potok, Rena

Volume/Issue: Vol.71/No.2

Page Number(s): 5-15.

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: North America

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ellenson, David. American Jewish Denominationalism: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 2007: 5-15.. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4364


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