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Response to Schiffman and Cohen

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Publication Date: January 1989

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Deborah Dash Moore

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: American Jewish Community; Jewish Unity; Ideology

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


The author argues against the form by which Shaye Cohen and Lawrence Schiffman approach the concerns of "disunity" among American Jewry. Instead, she reformulates new questions: Why are we so concerned about disunity? Why do we fear schism and the threat of schism? What relationship do the previous four or five decades have with the current situation? Why do we want to learn from history?