The Resource Contemporary American Judaism: : transformation and renewal, Dana Evan Kaplan, (ebook)

Contemporary American Judaism: : transformation and renewal, Dana Evan Kaplan, (ebook)

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Contemporary American Judaism: : transformation and renewal
Title
Contemporary American Judaism:
Title remainder
transformation and renewal
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Dana Evan Kaplan
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Language
eng
Summary
No longer controlled by a handful of institutional leaders based in remote headquarters and rabbinical seminaries, American Judaism is being transformed by the spiritual decisions of tens of thousands of Jews living in all corners of the United States. A pulpit rabbi and himself an American Jew, Dana Evan Kaplan follows this religious individualism from its postwar suburban roots to the hippie revolution of the 1960's and the multiple postmodern identities of today. From Hebrew tattooing to Jewish Buddhist meditation, Kaplan describes the remaking of historical tradition in ways that channel multiple ethnic and national identities. While pessimists worry about the vanishing American Jew, Kaplan focuses on the creative responses to contemporary spiritual trends that have made a Jewish religious renaissance possible. He believes that the reorientation of American Judaism has been a "bottom up" process, resisted by elites who have only reluctantly responded to the demands of the "spiritual marketplace." The American Jewish denominational structure is therefore weakening at the same time that religious experimentation is rising, leading to innovative approaches that are supplanting existing institutions. The result, as Kaplan makes clear, is an exciting transformation of what it means to be a religious Jew in twenty-first century America
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
296.0973
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non fiction
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  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Spiritual life
  • Jews
  • Jews
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adult
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Contemporary American Judaism: : transformation and renewal, Dana Evan Kaplan, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780231510417
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861917
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Contemporary American Judaism: : transformation and renewal, Dana Evan Kaplan, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231510417
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861917
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861917
System control number
MWT11861917
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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