Orthodoxy in Nineteenth Century America
Publication Date: January 1964
Publisher(s): Rabbinical Council of America
Author(s): Charles S. Liebman
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: World Jews; Religious denominations
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.