American Modern Orthodoxy: Confronting Cultural Challenges

By Chaim I. Waxman

Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI), May 2004

The author asserts that American Modern Orthodoxy is considerably more prevalent and stronger than many assume. This article presents data indicating its strength and analyzes reasons for its institutional decline and emerging comeback during the second half of the twentieth and onset of the twenty-first centuries. The author also notes some of the challenges facing Modern Orthodoxy as it moves forward.

Topic: Modern Orthodox Judaism, Jewish Identification, Orthodox Judaism, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: The Edah Journal

Volume/Issue: Vol.4/No.1

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Waxman, Chaim I. American Modern Orthodoxy: Confronting Cultural Challenges. The Edah Journal. Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI). May 2004:


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