Publication Date: January 1995
Publisher: Mandel Foundation (Jerusalem); Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education
Author(s): Jonathan D. Sarna
Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions
Keywords: American Jews; Jewish organization
Coverage: United States
This essay looks back at a transforming moment in our past in an effort to place contemporary challenges into historical perspective. What makes the inquiry particularly pertinent is the fact that the American Jewish community met the multiple challenges it faced. The result-laden with implications for today - was a community that experienced a renewed sense of mission and an awakening of new life.