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Sectarianism: A Persistent Value Dilemma
By Arnold Gurin
This paper looks at the inconsistency between the facts of Jewish existence and the existing values system of Americans Jews. The author goes on to affirm that while the value system of American Jews is largely non-sectarian, the sociological facts of Jewish life are sectarian. The author argues there isn't an existing ideological context within American society that would explain the reasoning for Jewish sectarian services. The author points to the fact that these services may have been necessary at one point shortly after the Holocaust and during the creation of Israel but such conditions have changed. The author concludes by asserting that that the upcoming changes in Jewish communal services lead into a non-sectarian and sectarian path that create difficult choices.
Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.
Volume/Issue: Vol. 43/No. 1
Page Number(s): 38-48
Coverage: United States
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Gurin, Arnold. Sectarianism: A Persistent Value Dilemma. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1966: 38-48. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4823
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