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Reconstructionism in American Jewish Life

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Publication Date: January 1970

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Charles S. Liebman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Religious Denominations; Communal Organization; Reconstructionist Judaism

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author offers a detailed outline and analysis of Reconstructionist Judaism. He looks at the nature of reconstructionism, its history and institutions, and its constituency. He suggests that the significance of reconstructionism and the importance of studying the movement extend beyond its accomplishments and are in fact basic to an understanding of American Judaism.

In American Jewish Yearbook 1970, pp. 3-99.