The Rabbi Crisis

By Jack Wertheimer

American Jewish Committee (AJC), May 2003

The author argues that faith-based communities foster a spirit of altruism and civic engagement that disproportionately benefits society at large. It is therefore a matter of high concern that precisely when the role of churches and synagogues as "repositories of social capital" seems more important than ever, these institutions should find themselves unable to attract sufficient numbers of clergy to lead and inspire them. In Commentary Magazine vol. 115 no.5, pp. 35-39 (May 2003).

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Spirituality, Leadership, Religion, Synagogues and Congregations

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Wertheimer, Jack. The Rabbi Crisis. American Jewish Committee (AJC). May 2003:


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