Kaplan's Vision and a Transformation of American Jewish Life

By Barry Shrage

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2004

The author asserts that Mordecai Kaplan gave the generation of the sixties the insight that Judaism is more than a religion and taught us to fill our lives with meaning as we struggle to create a just society in American life. Although some decry the decline in the Kaplanian idea of peoplehood and the rise of self-serving yearning, in this era of choice we first choose Jewish life, and then learn to value Jewish peoplehood, culture, civilization, and our connection to Israel.

Topic: Peoplehood, Social Justice, Community Relations, Unity, Religion

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.35/no.614

Page Number(s): 6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Shrage, Barry. Kaplan's Vision and a Transformation of American Jewish Life. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2004: 6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7060


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