Historical and Contemporary Havurot: A Comparison

By Muriel Mayman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1976

This article explores the similarities and differences between the contemporary and ancient havurah. According to the author, the original havurah was formed around 1 B.C.E. and was composed of two sects: those who emphasized the study of the Torah and those who focused on the neglected details of Jewish law. The contemporary havurah emerges as a more tolerated group, each functioning independently from each other and from a central administration. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 52:4

Topic: Prayer Communities, Community Development, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 52/No. 4

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Mayman, Muriel. Historical and Contemporary Havurot: A Comparison. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). June 1976: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=538


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