Courage to Create a Judaism of Meaning

By David Ellenson

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2007

The author urges that what is needed today is an emphasis upon "Judaism of meaning" as opposed to a "Judaism of boundaries and borders." He states that the legacy that Isaac Mayer Wise bestowed upon Reform to address broad sectors of the community remains enduring. In addition, the future of Judaism in the U.S. depends upon the ability of the movement to provide leadership that will remain and revitalize Jewish community, worship, study, association and action in light of the conditions and values that shape our people today.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Engagement, Meaning, Community Development, Leadership, Values, Future

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.38/no.645

Page Number(s): 1-2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ellenson, David. Courage to Create a Judaism of Meaning. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2007: 1-2. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6904


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