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The Conservative Movement: Whither or Wither?
Rabbinical Assembly of America (RA), Spring 2000
We live in the age of postmodernity. We can create new identities by adopting and adapting pieces of culture much in the same way that we can cut and paste text and images from document to document on a computer screen. Postmodern splicing and rejoining of culture can produce some very interesting results and some fundamental challenges to religious communities. This article is a call to the leadership of the Conservative movement to respond to these postmodern challenges. It reviews the salient characteristics of postmodernity; interprets the findings of studies by Jack Wertheimer within the framework of postmodernity; and raises questions for the leadership of the movement to consider about our future direction.
Name of Publication: Conservative Judaism
Volume/Issue: Vol. 52/No. 3
Page Number(s): 3-21
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Herring, Hayim. The Conservative Movement: Whither or Wither?. Conservative Judaism. Rabbinical Assembly of America (RA). Spring 2000: 3-21. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13950
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