Letter Between the Generations

By David Nelson, Harry Nelson

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), February 2006

A father and son, David and Harry Nelson, correspond via letters about why son Harry left his native Conservative Judaism for Orthodox Judaism. David, HarryĆ¢??s father, worries about the degree of pluralism and the role of HarryĆ¢??s daughters in Orthodoxy. He concedes, however, that Harry has taken the best that Conservative Judaism has offered him and expresses his hope that Harry creates a space in his community with room for his personal ideals.

Topic: Gender, Masorti Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, Generational Issues, Engagement, Pluralism, Conservative Judaism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 36/628

Page Number(s): 8-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Nelson, David. Nelson, Harry. Letter Between the Generations. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). February 2006: 8-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6271


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