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Dynamic Judaism

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Description for Dynamic Judaism paperback. Kaplan's concept of Judaism as an "evolving religious civilization" was widely influential in 20th-century American Jewish life, and his founding of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College created a new denomination. This book contains a biographical essay and excerpts from all his major works. Num Pages: 264 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; 3JJ; HRAB; HRJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 229 x 154 x 17. Weight in Grams: 411.
Mordecai M. Kaplan was born in a small Lithuanian town on the outskirts of Vilna on a Friday evening in June of 1881. Kaplan was raised in a predominately Jewish atmosphere, which is shown by the fact that he knew his day of birth only by the Jewish calendar until he went to the New York Public Library as a young man to look up the corresponding date. His family was extremely traditional, and his father, Israel Kaplan, was a learned man.Kaplan's concept of Judaism as an evolving religious civilization was widely influential in 20th-century American Jewish life, and his ... Read more

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About Goldsmith, Emanuel S.; Scult, Mel; Kaplan, Mordecai M.
Emanuel Goldsmith (Author) Emanuel S. Goldsmith is a professor of Yiddish and Jewish Studies at Queens College, City University of New York, and Rabbi of Congregation M’vakshe Derekh in Scarsdale, New York. He has lectured widely on the topic of modern Jewish literature and thought. He is the editor of the two-volume anthology Yiddish Literature in America, ... Read more

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"Intelligently organized... An excellent introduction to Reconstructionism." -Library Journal

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