Jewish Rationale and Sectarianism

By Isidore Sobeloff

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1966

This paper explores the polarities of integration and separation as they relate to American Jews and their identification as an ethnic group and a religion. The author looks at how Jews throughout history have tried to reconcile the idea of being both special yet 'normal'. The author focuses on the role of Jewish agencies and the question of whether they can and should continue to serve only Jewish needs. The author concludes by asserting that any rationale must factor in values and realities within a framework that asserts and connects the different avenues through which American Jews find expression.

Topic: Social Services, Sectarianism, Jewish Identification, Ethnicity, Integration, Diversity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 43/No. 1

Page Number(s): 49-55

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Sobeloff, Isidore. Jewish Rationale and Sectarianism. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1966: 49-55.


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