The Logic of Numbers vs. The Logic of Souls: The Synagogue-Center and Jewish Communal Continuity

By Ezra Kopelowitz

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) Press, 2001

In the second half of the 19th century a new religious institution, the "synagogue-center" appeared in the United States. This institution was an ambitious attempt to return Jews to the fold and is a distinctly modern conception of the interface between religion and community. In this essay, I argue that the ironic consequence of the creation of the synagogue-center is the erosion of Jewish communal life.

Topic: Jewish Organizations, Synagogues and Congregations

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Kopelowitz, Ezra. The Logic of Numbers vs. The Logic of Souls: The Synagogue-Center and Jewish Communal Continuity. Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) Press. 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3180


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