Jewish Religious Organization

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1998

The author explains that every contemporary Jewish community is organized through a mixture of territorial and non-territorial (ideological) based organizations. He argues against viewing the organizational makeup of the Jewish community as hierarchical and instead maintains that there is a matrix of organizations and institutions linked by a shared communications network and stronger or weaker training institutions. As well, he contends that the institutions and organizations of the Jewish polity group themselves in five major spheres of public activity. He focuses the second section of his report on the religious-congregational sphere. He provides information on how synagogues in the Diaspora and Israel organize on both the local and countrywide level.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Orthodox Judaism, Jewish Organizations, Communal Organization, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Elazar, Daniel J. Jewish Religious Organization. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1998:


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