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Judaism as a Civilization: Toward a Reconstruction of American-Jewish Life (1934)

by Mordecai M. Kaplan

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"...This classic work is widely considered the genesis of the Reconstructionist Movement, and remains one of the most original and stimulating contributions to modern Jewish thought."-- International Journal of Jewish Education Research Judaism as a Civilization is widely considered the genesis of the Reconstructionist Movement, representing a watershed moment in modern Judaism. In this classic book, Mordecai Kaplan introduced a new way of looking at Judaism: as an evolving religious civilization. His approach required innovation in liturgy and ritual, elimination of obsolete customs, and adjustment in light of prevailing social, political, and cultural conditions. Kaplan felt that all Jews--traditional and liberal, religious and secular--could play a part in this; "reconstruction."; Judaism as a Civilization, first published in 1934, remains one of the most original and thought-provoking contributions to modern Jewish thought.  … (more)
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While this book is very dated, it is still very also very much worth reading for the action items, the program that he list, and also for the structure and which he lays out his vision of civilizations in general, and Judaism in particular as a civilization.
His call for Judaism to become even more social justice oriented is extremely crucial in these days. ( )
  FourFreedoms | May 17, 2019 |
While this book is very dated, it is still very also very much worth reading for the action items, the program that he list, and also for the structure and which he lays out his vision of civilizations in general, and Judaism in particular as a civilization.
His call for Judaism to become even more social justice oriented is extremely crucial in these days. ( )
  ShiraDest | Mar 6, 2019 |
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"...This classic work is widely considered the genesis of the Reconstructionist Movement, and remains one of the most original and stimulating contributions to modern Jewish thought."-- International Journal of Jewish Education Research Judaism as a Civilization is widely considered the genesis of the Reconstructionist Movement, representing a watershed moment in modern Judaism. In this classic book, Mordecai Kaplan introduced a new way of looking at Judaism: as an evolving religious civilization. His approach required innovation in liturgy and ritual, elimination of obsolete customs, and adjustment in light of prevailing social, political, and cultural conditions. Kaplan felt that all Jews--traditional and liberal, religious and secular--could play a part in this; "reconstruction."; Judaism as a Civilization, first published in 1934, remains one of the most original and thought-provoking contributions to modern Jewish thought.  

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