Heschel and Kaplan on the Centrality of Peoplehood

By Neil Gillman

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2006

The author compares the paradigms of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mordecai Kaplan. He assert that Heschel's major influence lies in his integration of inwardness with social activism, while Kaplan's notion that Judaism is a civilization has made it possible for Jews to identify with the community in novel ways. In conclusion, it is possible that each was addressing the distinctive challenge of his generation.

Topic: Peoplehood, Activism, Scholarship, Community Building, Academic Research

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.634

Page Number(s): 1-2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Gillman, Neil. Heschel and Kaplan on the Centrality of Peoplehood. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2006: 1-2. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7085


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