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Challenges to Consensus in the Contemporary American Jewish Community

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Publication Date: January 1986

Publisher(s): Bar-Ilan University Press

Author(s): Chaim I. Waxman

Series: Conflict and Consensus in Jewish Political Life, Stuart A, Cohen & Eliezer Don-Yehiha (eds.), (Compa

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Gender; Generational Issues; Political Behavior; Diaspora relations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author explores significant issues of conflict which have challenged the organized American Jewish community since the beginning of the 1970s, and the ways in which the community has dealt with them. He discusses Rabbi Meir Kahane's Jewish Defense League, student counterculture objections, the Havurah movement, the Coalition for Alternatives in Jewish Education, the Jewish feminist movement, and challenges to Zionism.