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

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

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… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (May 22, 2012)

Parent ISBN: 9780231156356

Language: English


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