Judaism as a Counterculture in America

By Theodore Friedman

World Zionist Organization (WZO), 1979

The author of this article presents Judaism as a counterculture to contemporary American culture. He analyzes the characteristics of American middle class culture, presenting it as a hyper-individualized society that worships the body. In opposition, Jewish culture, rooted in its ancient works and texts, focuses on the community and on the spirit.

Topic: Culture, Spirituality, Community Building

Name of Publication: Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel

Volume/Issue: 36

Page Number(s): 115-122

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Friedman, Theodore. Judaism as a Counterculture in America. Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel. World Zionist Organization (WZO). 1979: 115-122. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14041


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