Emanuel Rackman and Modern Orthodoxy: Some Personal Recollections


Publication Date: January 1994

Publisher: Bar-Ilan University Press

Author(s): Charles S. Liebman

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Leadership; Acculturation; Orthodox Judaism; Jewish Law (Halacha)

Type: Other

Abstract:

The author examines the nature and content of "Modern Orthodoxy" as distinct from "accomodationist Orthodoxy", "right-wing Orthodoxy" and "centrist Orthodoxy". He contends that Rabbi Emanuel Rackman occupies a unique role within Modern Orthodoxy, as evidenced by the hostility with which he was met by right-wing Orthodox leaders.

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