Emancipation and Modernity - A Review of After Emancipation: Jewish Religious Responses to Modernity, by David Ellenson

By Reena S. Friedman

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 2006

This piece reviews After Emancipation: Jewish Religious Responses to Modernity, by David Ellenson. The review highlights how Ellenson, through this collection of essays, sheds light on the challenging transition of Jews into the modern era. The review points out how the book successfully places the development of the Orthodox, Reform, and Positive-Historical movement within their appropriate historical context. The review also notes how the book elaborates on the role of Jewish women in relation to the Orthodox community.

Topic: History, Publications, Modernity, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 2

Page Number(s): 80-88

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Friedman, Reena S. Emancipation and Modernity - A Review of After Emancipation: Jewish Religious Responses to Modernity, by David Ellenson. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 2006: 80-88. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4948


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