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Conservative Movement in Judaism, The
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Illustrates how the American Conservative Movement in Judaism can continue to prosper amidst ideological and institutional challenges. Viewing the Conservative Movement at a turning point, this book analyzes the problems facing the religious movement with the largest synagogue membership in the American Jewish community and outlines a plan of action for the future. Elazar and Geffen suggest: clarifying ideology, mission, and purpose, finding the right balance between traditionalists and advocates of change, unifying movement institutions in a cooperative effort, staunching the decline of membership to the left, recapturing the loyalty of lapsed adherents, closing the gap in observance between the laity and the standard bearers of the movement, developing the Movement in Israel and world-wide, and strengthening ties with Jewish federations and other Jewish communal bodies. The authors propose that the Conservative Movement’s remedying of these problems will benefit not just American, but all world Jewry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Tables and Figures
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Conservative Judaism: Past and Future
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I:The State of the Movement
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. Chapter 1: A History of Ambivalence
  2. pp. 13-28
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  1. Chapter 2: Institutions
  2. pp. 29-52
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  1. Chapter 3: Ideology and Theology
  2. pp. 53-68
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  1. Chapter 4: Style
  2. pp. 69-90
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  1. Chapter 5: Demographics
  2. pp. 91-116
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  1. Chapter 6: Leadership
  2. pp. 117-126
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  1. Chapter 7: The World Movement
  2. pp. 127-144
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  1. Chapter 8: What the Movement’s Leadership Seeks
  2. pp. 145-158
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  1. Part II: Next Steps
  2. pp. 159-160
  1. Chapter 9: Ideology, Halakhah, and a Broadened Base
  2. pp. 161-182
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  1. Chapter 10: Internal Unity
  2. pp. 183-204
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 205-218
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 219-224
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-238
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