Modern Varieties of Judaism

Joseph L. Blau

Columbia University Press

Modern Varieties of Judaism

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Pub Date: April 1972

ISBN: 9780231086684

217 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $38.00£32.00

Modern Varieties of Judaism

Joseph L. Blau

Columbia University Press

In the sphere of religion Dr. Blau describes the adjustments that Judaism has made in the past two centuries—adjustments that allow both change and continuity within an age-old tradition. He deals in order of their emergence with the religion's major branches (Reform, Neo-Orthodox, and Conservative) and appraises the Zionist movement.

1. Emancipation and the Birth of Modern Judaism
2. The Initial Response: Reform Judaism in Europe and America
3. Reformulating Jewish Orthodoxy: Samson Raphael Hirsch and His Successors
4. The Complex Phenomenon of Conservative Judaism
5. Zionism: From Religious Nationalism to National Religion
6. Was Emancipation a Mistake? Mid-Twentieth-Century Appraisals

About the Author

Joseph L. Blau is the author or editor of many books, including The Jews of the United States, 1790-1840: A Documentary History (3 volumes, 1964), which he edited jointly with Salo. W. Baron.