Historicizing Orthodoxy

By Jay Berkovitz

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Spring 2008

The author discusses evidence challenging the Orthodox Jewish self-perception of Orthodoxy as being of solid doctrinal continuity with historical rabbinic Judaism, and also challenging the academic argument that Orthodoxy's combative posture toward modern social and relgious trends of the ninetheenth century was unique and innovative. Rather, the author offers exampes to demonstrate that Orthodoxy has included a large spectrum of practices and ideologies.

Topic: History, Orthodox Judaism, Religion, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Volume/Issue: Spring 2008

Page Number(s): 12-14

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Berkovitz, Jay. Historicizing Orthodoxy. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Spring 2008: 12-14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2662


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