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Restoring the Aleph: Judaism for the Contemporary Seeker

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Publication Date: January 1996

Publisher(s): Mandel Foundation (Jerusalem); Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education

Author(s): Arthur Green

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Continuity; Jewish Identification; Assimilation; Spirituality

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author explores the changing needs and interests of the American Jewish community over time. He discusses the recent explosion of interest in spirituality for Americans in general as well as for Jews. He argues that Jewish spirituality can serve to reconnect Jews to Jewish tradition in order to mitigate the effects of assimilation and intermarriage.

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