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Birth of Conservative Judaism Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

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ISBN-10: 0231156359

ISBN-13: 9780231156356

Edition: 2012

Authors: Michael R. Cohen

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Solomon Schechter (1847--1915), the charismatic leader of New York's Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), came to America in 1902 intent on revitalizing traditional Judaism. While he advocated a return to traditional practices, Schechter articulated no clear position on divisive issues, instead preferring to focus on similarities that could unite American Jewry under a broad message. Michael R. Cohen demonstrates how Schechter, unable to implement his vision on his own, turned to his disciples, rabbinical students and alumni of JTS, to shape his movement. By midcentury, Conservative Judaism had become the largest American Jewish grouping in the United States, guided by Schechter's disciples…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/22/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Solomon Schechter and the Charismatic Bond
The United Synagogue and the Transition to Postcharismatic Authority
A "Heretic," a "Maverick," and the Challenge to Inclusivity
On the Brink of Irrelevance
The Platform of Discipleship
A Task Left Unfinished
Conclusion: Deceptive Retrospect and the History of Conservative Judaism