Modern Orthodoxy in America: Possibilities for a Movement under Siege
Publication Date: June 1998
Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Series: Jerusalem Viewpoints, no.383
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Law (Halacha); Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Judaism; Religious Denominations; Orthodox Judaism
Coverage: United States
The author argues that the popular belief that Modern Orthodoxy is on the verge of extinction is an exaggeration. Rather, he contends, Modern Orthodoxy has prospects for success, if effective leadership responds to the challenge. The author defines Modern Orthodoxy, discusses the history of its eclipse and the rise of right-wing Orthodoxy, and makes recommendations for how Modern Orthodoxy can survive.