A Great Awakening: The Transformation That Shaped Twentieth Century American Judaism and its Implications for Today
Publication Date: January 1995
Author(s): Jonathan D. Sarna
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Jewish organization
Coverage: United States
This essay looks back at a transforming moment in our past in an effort to place contemporary challenges into historical perspective. What makes the inquiry particularly pertinent is the fact that the American Jewish community met the multiple challenges it faced. The result-laden with implications for today - was a community that experienced a renewed sense of mission and an awakening of new life.