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Orthodoxy in Nineteenth Century America

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Publication Date: January 1964

Publisher(s): Rabbinical Council of America

Author(s): Charles S. Liebman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: World Jews; Religious denominations

Type: Report


Conservative Judaism has been characterized by some of its leading exponents as a coalition rather than an ideologically cohesive movement. Others insist that it was a specific school of thought rater than institutional loyalty that provided the matrix for the emergence of Conservative Judaism. Whether and to what extent historical evidence support this thesis is examined here.