American Jewish Disunity: An Overview

By Samuel C. Heilman

American Jewish Congress, March 1986

In a paper presented at the Biennial National Convention of the American Jewish Congress on March 16-19, 1986, the author examines four questions regarding American Jewish disunity: (1) what are the dividing lines? (2) Has there been disunity like this before? (3) What are the likely consequences of disunity? And (4) what can or should be done in response and what might the future bring? The author concludes that for the forseeable future, divisions will remain, and that all sides should simply strive to be more sensitive to one another.

Topic: Pluralism, Modernity, Religious Denominations, Values

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Heilman, Samuel C. American Jewish Disunity: An Overview. American Jewish Congress. March 1986:


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