Secular Jewishness, The Fourth Dimension of Jewish Life

By Joseph C. Landis

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1962

The author notes the present decline in Jewish affiliation and knowledge, and explores the question of whether secular Jewishness offers a viable way for modern American Jews to stem the process of complete assimilation and allow Jewish peoplehood, and values, to survive. He explores the contours and definitions of Jewish peoplehood and identity, and concludes that secular Jewishness has at least a chance of success where religious Judaism has already failed.

Topic: Continuity, Peoplehood, Culture, Jewish Identification, Modernity, Jewish Continuity, Religion, Values, Assimilation, Secularism

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 39/No. 1

Page Number(s): 83-90

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Landis, Joseph C. Secular Jewishness, The Fourth Dimension of Jewish Life. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1962: 83-90. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5408


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