American Judaism: Changing Patterns in Denominational Self-Definition

By Arnold Eisen

Studies in Contemporary Jewry, 1992

Transformations in the religious options among which American Jews may choose will be examined here via a careful reading of prayer books, statements of principles, and essays by representative figures of the major denominations. Such an analysis can shed light on the changed self-presentation of the movements and the changed self-understanding of their elites and can also serve as a basis for evaluation of the altered religious landscape of American Jews.

Topic: Religious Denominations

Volume/Issue: 8

Page Number(s): 21-49

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Eisen, Arnold. American Judaism: Changing Patterns in Denominational Self-Definition. Studies in Contemporary Jewry. 1992: 21-49. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2712


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