Denominationalism and Jewish Renewal

By Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), Spring 2007

The author discusses the origins of Jewish Denominationalism, and suggests where Jewish Renewal and Reconstructionism fit into its current continuum. The author argues that the important issue behind the question of denominationalism is to be able to see everything as part of klal Yisrael, the entire community of Israel as an organic body. From that perspective, it becomes clear that the diversity in the range of form and content within Judaism is necessary for the health of its body.

Topic: Continuity, Reconstructionist Judaism, Unity, Jewish Continuity, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol.71/No.2

Page Number(s): 26-33

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman. Denominationalism and Jewish Renewal. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA),Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). Spring 2007: 26-33. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4528


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