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The Many Faces of Orthodoxy, Part I

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Publication Date: February 1982

Publisher(s): Johns Hopkins University. Press

Author(s): Samuel C. Heilman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: World Jews; Religious denominations

Type: Report


Anyone who has looked more closely at those who since the 19th century have claimed to be "Orthodox" has quickly discovered that what appears from the distance of unfamiliarity to be one face turns out upon closer examination to have a variety of aspects. In what follows, I shall try to sketch the various trends or faces of Orthodoxy.