American Modern Orthodoxy: Confronting Cultural Challenges
Publication Date: May 2004
Publisher(s): Jewish People Policy Planning Institute
Author(s): Chaim I. Waxman
Keywords: Communal Organization; Modernity; Orthodox Judaism; Jewish Identification
Coverage: United States
The author asserts that American Modern Orthodoxy is considerably more prevalent and stronger than many assume. This article presents data indicating its strength and analyzes reasons for its institutional decline and emerging comeback during the second half of the twentieth and onset of the twenty-first centuries. The author also notes some of the challenges facing Modern Orthodoxy as it moves forward.