Conservative Judaism's 'Ideology' Problem

By Sidney Schwarz

American Jewish Historical Society, December 1984

The author examines Marshall Sklare's Conservative Judaism and the observation that Conservative Judaism avoids formulations that would clearly set forth its beliefs as distinct from Orthodox and Reform Judaism. Schwarz offers the historical context for why he believes this problem developed as well as comments on Sklare's claims.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Masorti Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, Reconstructionist Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Ideology, Unity, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: American Jewish History

Page Number(s): 143-157

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Schwarz, Sidney. Conservative Judaism's 'Ideology' Problem. American Jewish History. American Jewish Historical Society. December 1984: 143-157. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8820


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