By Harry Lebau

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Summer 1972

There are many dismayed at the evident flagging of "traditional" Judaism in America. The author, however, welcomes the change of tradition and locates the current situation in its historical context by outlining the development of Judaism starting from the Temple-centric cult and blossoming out into Babylonian synagogues, Spanish poetry circles, and Eastern European shtetls. As each of these movements required centuries to form, so too will American Judaism slowly reshape over the ages, and since Israel is too preoccupied to engage in such introspective development, the future of world Judaism rests in the hands of America's Jews.

Topic: History, Continuity, Community Development, Jewish Continuity, Religion

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 48/No. 4

Page Number(s): 408-412

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Lebau, Harry. Hope. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1972: 408-412. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4630


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